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PUBLIC ACTS 



OF THE 






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TmRTYFOURIS GEntAL .^EffiMBLY, 



FOR THE YEARS 1861*69. 



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CONTENTS. 



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OHAPTBB 1. 

An Act to regulate the ftes of Sheriffs and other officers. % '1 

OHAPTBB t. 

An Act to provide for the safe keeping of prisoners on trial, and 
for other purposes - • ^^ 2 

OHAPTBB 8. 

An Act to extend the Jurisdiction of the Law Court of Chattanooga 8 

OHAPTBB 4. 

An Act to amend the Act of 1806, Chapter 1, on the subject of the 
Register of the Land Office ^ 4 

OHAPTBB 5. 

An Act to dispense with the certificate of Attorney Generals on 
bills of cost, in certain cases...... 4 

OHAPTBB 6. 

An Act to increase the Jurisdiction of Quorum Courts •» 6 

OHAPTBB 7. 

An Act to increase the- pay of Jailors «« 5 

OHAPTBB 8. 

An Act for the Relief of families of Indigent Soldiers.., 4,. 6 

OHAPTBB d. 
An Act to suspend Sections 272, 284. 285, 296 and 940 of the Code 
of Tennessee , ^^, ^ 

OHAPTBB 10. 

An Act to amend Section 916, 926, 928, d29 and 931 of the Code 
of Tennessee , y 

GHAPTEB 114 

An Act to better facilitate the Entry of Land........ ^ 






IT OONTBKTS. 

CHAPTXB 12. 

Fagt. 

An .Act to Ujr off tiie State of TeniidtMe into Oonpreteionftl 

Bistriois 8 

CHAPTKB 18. 

An Act to meet the differences in the Rerenne in Montgomery 
Ooonty «., , 9 

OHAPTER 14. 

An Act to authorise the Bank of Tenneuee, at BogersTille, to 
appoint an additional Director for the County of Johniflon tO 

GHAFTSB 16. 

An Act to establiirii Eleetorial Preeints in McNairy County «. 10 

CHAPTJBB 16. 

An Act to authorize the Goremor, Comptroller and Treasurer, to 
settle the debt against F. N. W. Burton, former Secretary Of 
theSe^te of Tennessee 11 

CHAPTER 17. 

An Actio make appropriations for the Asylum for the Insane 11 

CHAPTSB 18. 

An Act to repeal Section 4, Chapter 8^ Acts ^ 18i58-4, Etc 12 

OHAPTSB 1». 

AH Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to regulate the practice 
upon Bail whilst persons charged with Crime are on Trial 18 

OHAPTXB 20. 

An Act to change the time of holding the Chancery Courts of Perry 
and Decatur County 18 

GHAPTICB 21, 

An Act to regulate the levy of Executions and prevent the sacri- 
ficeof property. .^ 14 

OHAPTKR 28. 

An Act to dismiss suits in certain cases ^ 16 

OHAPTER 28. 

An Act to amend the law respecting Bowie KniTOs and other 
weapons ». 16 

CHAPTER 84. 

An Act to amend the Fee Bill and for other purposes 17 

CHAPTER 26. 

An Act to compel Collecting Officers to satisfjr Dockete, and for 
■^ other purposes « 18 

CHAPTBR 26. 

An Act to amend an Act to Raise, Organise and Equip a Proyisional 
Torce, and for other purposes » 20 



CONTSMTS. 
OHAPTXB 27. 

An Aofc to r«pMlS«etion 622 of th« Code *& 

CHAPTVB 28. 
An Act to amend Section 2069 of the Code 27 

OHAFTKB 29. 

An Act to repeal Section 476 of the Code • 27 

OHAFTIB ao. 

An Act to g^ve farther time to perfect Land Titles 28 

CHAPTIR 81. 

An Act to amend the Tobacco Inepection Laws ^..^ ....*•....... 26 

CHAPTIR a2. 

An Act to amend Section 812 of the Code of Tennessee 29 

OHAPTXB 38. 

An Act to quash Process in certain Cases 29 

OHAPTXB 81. 

An Act to pay the citisens of the State for Arms 30 

CHAPTXB 85. 

An Act to provide Nurses for Sick Soldiers 88 

CHAPTXB 36. 

An Act to aothorise Tax Collectors and other RoTenue Officers to 
receire Treasury Notes of the Confederate States, in payment 
of taxes, and for other purposes 84 

OHAPTXB 37. 

An Act to protect the public against the offence of allowing licen- 
sed Gates across highways to be ont of repair, and to amend 
the Charter of the Murftreesboro and Woodbury Turnpike Con^- 
pany ,i..., »... 86 

GHAPTBR 88 * 

An Act to defray the ordinary and extraordinary expenses of the 
State GoTernment for the next two years 86 

CHAPTBB 88. 

An Act to change the time of holding the Chancery Courts for the 
counties of Fayette, Dyer, Johnson and Roane ; and to amend 
an Act entitled an Act to establish the two term system of the 
Circuit Courts, passed January 24, 1862 86 

OHAPTEB 40. 

An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to authorise the Bank of 
Tennessee to receiye and pay out the Treasury Notes of the 
Confederate States, and for other purposes, passed July 1, 1861, 
Chapter 25 38 

CHAPTXB 41. 

An Act to declare Taoant the seats of Senators and Representatives 
in certain contingencies 39 



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OHAPTXB 42. 

An A.ct to protect the property of Jtmn covert 89 

CHAPTXB 43. 

An Act for the better protection of Stock on Railroads. 40 

OHAPTBB 44 

An Act to change the times of holding the County Court of Knox 
County for the trial of misdemeanors ^,.. .....•^. 41 

GHAPtEB 46. 

An Act to amend an Act» passed June 25, 1861, to amend an Act 
to raise and equip a provisional force, and for other purposes, 
passed May6, 1861 41 

OHAPTBB 46. 

An Act to authorise the Bank of Tennessee to issue Change Notes 42 

GHAPTEB 47. 
An Act fixing the pay of certain officers. 42 

GHAPTEB 4S. 

An Act to lay off the State into Representatiye and Senatorial 
Districts 48 

GHAPTEB 49. 

An Act to establish Two Term System of the Circuit Courts, and . 
for other purposes 46 

GHAPTEB 50. 

An Act to reposal the Act creating a Supervisor of Banks of this 
State 64 

GHAPTEB 51. 

An 'Act to grant power to the Banks in the State of Tennessee to 
remove their locations, if they apprehend danger from an inva- 
ding enemy, and for other purposes &5 

GHAPTEB 62. 

An Act to provide for the families of Indigent Soldiers 5Y 

GHAPTEB 63. 

An Act to provide for the defense of the State.... » 60 

GHAPTEB 64. 

An Act to provide for the payment of the War Tax 68 

GHAPTEB 66. 

An Act to establish an Ordnance Bureau, and for other purposes.. 66 

GHAPTEB 6«. 

An Act to defray the expenses of the General Assembly of 1861 
and 1862 71 



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CONTENTS. Vn 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



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1. 
Jcdnl BMolntion to requeet the Oonrte not to hold their Sonions. •.• 79 

VUMBBB 2. 

Joint BoMlatkm to satliorise the Ootemor to Appoint two Commii- 
•ionen to aettlo with the different ofEloen of the ProTidonftl 
Armj of Tenneeeee - ^ 80 

NUXBIB s. 

Joint Beeolntion to proTide fbr the settlement of oatetanding 
daini ^ 81 

HUMBIB 4. 

Joint Beeolntion to proride for the removnl of the Sett of Oorem- 
ment 82 

HITKBIB fi. 

Joint Beeohitionto appoint n Joint Oommittee to fettle with the 
MHitenr sod Vinandal Board*. - ...... ...... ^.— 82 



W^^-wni^^^ 



PUBLIC ACTS 



OF THB 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



OF THE 



STATE OF TENNESSEE, 

PASSBD AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTY - FOURTH 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE TEARS 1861-2. 



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CHAPTER I. 

AN ACT to ragntato th^ Ptm of Bhtrlfflr «nd othw offloen. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee; That the fees to he allowed officers 
for executing noticeato take depositions and accounts 
shall be fifty cents for each person upon whom the 
same may he executed. 

' Sec. 2. That this Act have effect from and after its 
passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the JBbuee of Eepresentativet, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March 18, 1862. 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT to provide for the salb keeping of priionen on trial, and for olher pnrpoaes. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tevmessee^ That priaoners on trial, by order 
of the Court may be remanded to ^ny safe place at or 
near the Court Room, during the sessions of the Court, 
if the jail be so remote as to make the same proper for 
the dispatch of business; and the Sherifi^ by order of 
the Court, shall provide such place and a suitable 
guard if necessary, both to be paid for by the County 
Court of the County in which the Court is held; and 
if, on account of the remoteness of the jail from the 
Court House or Court Room^ the Court shall deem it 
necessary and proper, and shall so order, the Sheriff 
shall provide a suitable conveyance during the sessions 
of Court for prisoners and their guard, from and to the 
jail, to be paid forin like manner by the County Courts 

Sec. 2. That the Courts of this State, when they 
deem it necessary, may appoint and qualify any com- 
petent person to perform the duties of Constable to the 
Grand Jury, with all the powers of such officer or of the 
Sheriff to execute process, and do other things necessary 
to the business of said Jury. 

Seo. 8. That the Court after charging the Jury in 
Officer to take any Criminal cause, may put them under the care of 
pri3er*!^ the Sheriff, or a regular Deputy Sheriff, or Constable 
of the County, without swearing such officer, or of any 
special Deputy Sheriff, or other person not an- officer 
whom the Court may appoint and cause to be sworn, 
and every such officer and person shall be liable for 
neglect of duty as if they were the Sheriff' hitnself 

Sbc. 4. That hereafter firemen shall not be exempt 
from Jury service in felony cases, except such as are 
the active officers of chartered fire companies existing 
and in active service, and such as may be going to oY 
returning from a fire at the time. And no exemption 



Firemen. 



shall avail a Juror in any case unless claimed before he 
has been elected. 

Sbc. 5. That all laws or parts of laws in conflict 
herewith are repealed, and this Act shall take efi'ect 
from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A, KEEBLE, 

l^eakm' of the Hovse of RepreamtativM, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM. 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, March 17, 1862. 



CHAPTER 3. 

AX ACT to extend the JaiitdicCioi]- of the Lftw Goart of Ghattanoog*. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assemble/ of 
the State of Tennessee^ That that portion of an Act 
entitled an Act to establish a ' Law Court at Chattan- 
ooga," which is in the words following, to-wit : " But 
this jurisdiction shall only extend to causes arising in 
that part of Hamilton County at present constituting 
the Fourth and Fourteenth Civil Districts : Provided, 
That no citizen of Hamilton County living outside of 
^otrth and Fourteenth Civil Districts shall be liable 
to be daed in said Court, unless upon real actions of 
wHch said Court may have peculiar jurisdiction," be 
and the same is hereby repealed, so far as the same 
extends to teases of a civil character. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That the jurisdiction 
of the said Law ^^ Court of Chattanooga," shall in all 
cases of a civil character properly cognizable by Courts 
of common law jurisdiction be co-extensive with the 
territorial limits of Hamilton County* 

Sbc. 8 Be it further enactedy That this Act shall 
take eltect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the Mouse of R^eeentaiivea, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 2, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT to amend the Act of 1806, Cbapior 1, oa the subject of the Begister of 

the Land Office. 

Section !• JBe it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That Chapter 1 of au Act passed 
in 1806, in relation to the Registers of the Land Office 
be so modified that hereafter Begisters of the Laud 
Office shall only be required to give bond for the 
faithful discharge of the duties of their offices, in the 
sum of Three thousand Dollars, with two or more good 
securities. 

Seo. 2. Be U further enacted^ That this Act take 
eifect from and after its passage. 

EDWnr A. KEEBLE, 

Speaksr of the Souse of Repretentaiives, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 10, 1861. 



CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT to dispenee with the cMrtifieate of Attorney Generals on biUe of coati 

in certain cases. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That when the Attorney General 
of any District is absent in the military service, his 
certificate to the bill of costs in State cases, as now 
required by law, shall be dispensed with, and the 
certificate of the circuit or criminal Judge, as to the 
absence of the Attorney General, and the correctness 
of the bills of costs, shall be sufficient. This act to 
take efiect and be in force from the date of its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the House of Repretentatioea, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 17, 1861. 



CHAPTER 6. 

AK ACT to iaerMM the jnriidlotlon of Quonim Oonrtt. 

SBonoN 1. Beit enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the difierent Quorum Courts 
throughout the State shall hereafter have and exercise 
the power of appoiutiug Overseers on Public Roads. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That if any County 
Court' in this State shall allow themselves any more 
compensation for holding said Courts than that allowed 
by law, each member of the CouH; voting for the same 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be subject to be 
indicted, or presented by the Grand Jury ; and it shall 
be the duty of the Attorney General of the different 
Judicial Circuits to prosecute all offenders under this 
Act, ex-officio, and on conviction they shall be pun- 
ished as in other cases of misdemeanors. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Spnker of the Mmue of Rtpreitntatwea, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 7, 1861. 



CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT to Inereue the paj of Jailon. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessecj That the pay now received by 
jailors for feeding prisoners be increased from forty 
cents per day to fifty cents per day. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of Repreeentatwee. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Weaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 8. 

AK ACT for the relief of famlliet of Indigent Soldieri. 

Section 1. Be it encucted hy the Gmeral Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That the County Courts of this 
State be and are hereby authorized to appropriate any 
unappropriated funds that may be in their respective 
County Treasuries for the payment of any debt or 
debts that may have been heretofore contracted for the 
benefit of the families of indigent soldiers, and for the 
support of said families until other means can be pro- 
vided for that purpose. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of Ike Sottse of H^fretentatwei, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March 19, 1862. 



CHAPTER 9. 

AH ACT to suspend Beotlons 272, 284, 286, 296 and 940 >of the Code of TennessM. 

Section 1* Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That all laws and parts of laws 
appropriating money out of the State Treasury for 
the benefit of the State Library, and for the State, 
Division, and County Fairs, and for the use of the 
Agricultural Bureau, be and the same are hereby 
suspended for two years, from th« 18th day of March 
next: Provided, That this Act shall not operate to 
repeal or suspend the salary now fixed by law for the 
State Librarian. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Uouee of Sepresentatives. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



CHAPTER 10. 

KV ACT to amend SeeUpn 916« 926, 928, 029 and 931 o/ the Code of Tennessee. 

Section 1. Beit enacted hy the General Assembly of 
tht State of Tennessee^ That the words, •* Tuesday, next 
after the first Monday in the month/' in Section 916 
of the Code, be and the same are hereby repealed, 
and the word "Wednesday'* inserted in lieu thereof; 
and that the words " United States ^ in Sections 926, 
928, 929 and 931 be and the same are hereby repealed, 
and the words *' Confederate States *' inserted in lieu 
thereof; arid that the words **at Washington,'' in Sec- 
tion 929 be repealed, and that Section 917 of the Code 
be suspended for the pending Election. 

Sec. 2.. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

BDWm A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Parsed, October 81, 1861. 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT to better fooiUute the Entry of Land. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That so much of an Act passed 
March 15, 1858, abolishing the office of Entry Taker, 
in Q^rundy County, and consolidating the office of 
Entry Taker and Surveyor, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That the Entry Taker 
$hall keep his office or books at the County Site, and 
that this Act take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Uepresentatvoes, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

S^eaier of the Senate. 

Passed, March 17, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 12, 



Fink.. 



Second. 



Thifd. 



Fomth. 



Fifth. 



Sixth. 



Seyenth. 



Xigth. 



Ninth. 



Tenth. 



AN ACT to lay off the State of Tennessee into Consreeeion*! Dtstrleti. 

Section 1. B^U enacted by the General Assemtiy of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the Counties of Johnson, 
Carter, Snllivan, Washington, Hancock,. Hawkins, 
Greene and Cocke, shall compose the First Congres- 
sional District. 

The Counties of Campbell, Claiborne, tTnion, 
Grainger, Jefferson, Enox, Sevier and Blount, shall 
compose the Second Congressional District. 

The Counties of lilonroe, McMinu, Meiggs, Rhea, 
Polk, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, 
Grundy and Franklin, stiall compose the Third Con- 
gressional District. 

The Counties of Anderson, Boane, Cumberland, 
Morgan, Scott, Fentress, Overton,*Jack8on, Putnam, 
White, Van Buren and Warren, shall compose the 
Fourth Congressional District. 

The Counties of Macon, Smith, DeEialb, Wilson 
and Davidson shall compose the Fifth Congressional 
District. 

The Counties of Cannon, Coffee, Bedford, Marshall, 
Butherford and Williamson, shall compose the Sixth 
Congressional District. 

The Counties of Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Wayne, 
Lewis and Maury, shall compose the Seventh Con- 
gressional District. 

The Counties of Sumner, Robertson, Montgomery, 
Cheatham, Dixon, Humphries, Hickman and Stewart, 
shall compose the Eighth Congressional District. 

The Counties of Henry, Weakly, Obion, Dyer, 
Gibson and Carroll, shall compose the Ninth Con- 
gressional District. 

The Counties of Madison, Hardeman, Henderson, 
McNairy, Hardin, Decatur, Benton and Perry, shall 
compose the Tenth Congressional District. 



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The Counties of Fayette, Shelby, Tiptoti, Lauderdale Ete^wthv 
and Haywood, shall compose the Eleventh Congres- 
sional District. 

8£G. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Sp$ak§r of th$ Houzt of Siprnentaiivei. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM. 

t^k«r of the Smt^, 

Passed, October 18, 1861. 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT tP meet th« dinbreneM in the B«T«niat in MontgooMry Ooonty. 

Sbction 1. Be U enacted bjf the General Aseembly of 
the State of Tennesue, That the County Judge of 
Montgomery County, be and he is hereby authorized 
to auticipate so much of the County Revenue of the 
year 1862, as will be necessary to meet the unprovided 
for demands on the County Treasury for the year 1861, 
and for this purpose the said Judge is empowered to 
draw his warrants in convenient and suitable amounts 
upon the Trustee of said County, payable at twelve 
months, bearing eigl)t per cent, interest per annutn> 
which warrants shall be negotiable on being accepted 
in their face by the Trustee aforesaid, and the County 
responsible for their payment : Providedj Said warrants 
shall not be sold or disposed of for less than pah 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That this law shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. EUEBLE, 

Speaker of the Mouse of Itq>retent(Uivei, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

speaker qf the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 

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CHAPTER 14. 

AK ACm to anthorize tile Bank of TenDeMee, at Rofenrllle, to Appoint an additional 

Director Jbr the County of Johnson. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That the President and Directors 
of the Bank of Tennessee, be and they are hereby 
authorized and required td appoint an additional 
Director in the branch of said bank at Rogersville, 
who shall reside in the County of Johnson. 

S^c. 2. That this Act shall take effect from and 
and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of Repreeentaiwu. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senati, 

Passed, December 2, 1861. 



CHAPTER 16, 

AM ACT to eatablisb Electoral' Precincts in MdKairj Conntj. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tennessee^ That there shall be established at Chewalla 
Depot and Bethel Depot, in McNairy County, places 
for holding elections, and it shall be the duty of those 
persons authorized by law to open and hold elections 
in said County^ to open and hold elections at each of 
said places, under the same rules, regulations, and for 
the same purpose as elections are held at other places 
of holding elections in said County. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Repreeentativet. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 16. 

AK ACT to ituthoriM the OoT«rnor, Comptroller and. Treasurer, to eettle the debt 
•gaimt F. N. W. Barton, former Secretary of the State of Tenneeeee. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the Governor, Comptroller 
and Tfeasarer of the State of Tennessee, be and they 
are hereby authorized to adjast and settle the debt 
heretofore shown to be due the State of Tennessee 
from F. N. W. Barton, former Secretary of the State 
of Tennessee, on such terms as they may think will 
be best for and promote the interest of the State. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That the Attorney 
General of the District in which an indictment is now 
pending against said Burton for defaulting, may, with 
the leave of the Judge of the Court presiding in said 
District, enter a noUe prosequi in the case of the State 
of Tennessee 2;^. said P, N. W. Burton, on it being 
made satisfactory to appear to the Courts that the said 
debt has been adjusted and settled, as authorized in 
the first section of this Act. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of R^reeentatwee, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM. 

^eaker of the Senate, 

Passed, January 22, 1862. 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT to make approprlatioM for the AMylam for the Inaiae. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the Trustees of the Hospital 
for the Insane of the State of Tennessee, be allowed 
to receive six indigent patients from each Senatorial 
District of this State, instead of four, as now allowed 
by law. 



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Sec. 2. £e it further enacted^ That the Trustees 
aforesaid, be allowed to draw from theTreasnry 6f the 
State of Tennessee, for each indigent patient so 
received, the sum of one hundred and sixty-six dollars 
and sixty-six cents per annum, for the ensuing two 
years, and until otherwise provided by law. 

Sec 8. JBe U further enacted^ That in order to meet 
the expenses contemplated in Section one of this Act, 
the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars be appro* 
priated out of any money in th^ treasury of this State^ 
not otherwise appropriated* 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Spwker of ike Houmb of RtprtMeniaUves. 

EDWARD. S. CHEATHAM, 

Spoaktr of the Senalo, 

Passed, December 20, 1861. 



CHAPTER 18. 

AK ACT to KpMl SMttoa 4, GhapMr 88, Acta «r 1868^, Xto. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That Section 4 of an Act passed 
28th February, 1854, Chapter 86, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Sbg. 2. Be it further enacted^ That the north-western 
room in the basement story of the Capitol and the 
ofiice adjoining the same, together with the Senate's 
Committee Boom, when the Senate is not in session, 
is hereby set apart to the use of the Confederate States, 
for the purpose of holding the Courts of the Confed- 
erate States therein, and the said rooms shall be held 
for that purpose during the pleasure of the State of 
Tennessee. 

EDWm A. KEEBLE, 

Weaker of the ffowte of Eepreeentathee. 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 1». 

AN ACT to amend an Aot» entitled an Act to reg;p1ate the praetloe xipon the 
•nbjeet of Ball whllet pertone eharged with Crime are on Trial. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tevnessee, That the Act passed by this General 
Assembly, March 28, 1860, entitled ** An Act to regu- 
late the practice upon the subject of bail whilst persons 
charged with crime are on trial," be and the same is 
hereby so amended as to extend to and embrace the 
Judges of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, during 
the hearing and investigation of causes in said Court* 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the Ifouee of R^etentaiivee. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, January 22, 1862. 



CHAPTER 20. 

AK ACT to chanfe the time of holding tha Chanoery Oonrte of Parry and 

Decatur County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Chenercd Assembly of 
Tennessee^ That hereafter the Chancery Courts in the 
Counties of Perry and Decatur, shall be as follows : 
In the County of Perry, on the third Mondays of 
December and May ; and in the County of Decatur, 
on Thursday after the third Mondays in December 
and May* 

S£C. 2. That this Act shall take efiect from ana 
after its passage. 

EDWIN" A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Hotue of Sq>reeentatwee» 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, January 28, 1862. 



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first nthaiuted. 



CHAPTER 21. 

AK ACT to regulate the levy of XzeeutlOQB and preTent the sacrifloe of •pri^itarty. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by (he General Assembly of 
the State of Tknnesseej That it shall be the duty of all 
Beaieitate to be collecting officers to first exhaust all the real estate of 
the debtor before proceeding to subject the personal 
property, unless the debtor prefers a levy first upon 
the personal: Provided^ That when executions shall 
issue against the principal and security, and the prin- 
cipal has no real estate, then the officer levying the 
same shall be compelled to levy on the personal 
estate of the principal before going on the real estate 
of the security. 

Ssc. 2. Be it further enacted^ That in order to pre- 
vent the sacrifice of property sold by decree, order of 
sale, or execution, for the payment of debts, that at all 
such sales the property sh^ll bring three-fourths of its 
value, to be ascertained in the following manner: The 
collecting officer or officers conducting the sale shall 
notify the parties interested, the defendant or 
defendants, or his or their agent or attorneys, who sball 
select one disinterested person, disconnected with 
either of the parties by consanguinity or affinity ; the 
creditor or creditois, their agent or attomey8« who 
shall select another alike disinterested person ; and la 
case they cannot agree, the two persons so chosen shall 
How iiroed and sclcct the third pcrson, and they shall proceed to value 
the property to be sold at itis market value, according 
to the terms of sale, and return such valuation in 
writing to the officer or officers so conducting the sale, 
and thereupon the sale shall proceed; and if no person 
will give three-fourths of such assessed valuation, then 
there shall be no sale ; unless the property valued shall 
be real instate, then, and in that case, the creditor, his 
agent or attorney, may bid the amount of debt and 
costs, and on making such bid, such real estate, ahall 



Property to 
bring three- 
fonrthi of 
a n ei ao d falne. 



•old. 



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he sold, if no other person will bid more; and such 
real estate shall remain subject to all the laws reg- 
ulating redemption of real estate : JProvidedy That if 
the purchaser does not bid three-fourths of the valuation 
of said land, he shall not be entitled to possession of 
the land until the time for redemption has expired ; 
but if demanded by either party, the collecting officer 
shall offer such property for sale a second time, under 
the same rules and restrictions herein prescribed for 
the first : Provided^ Twenty days notice, at three or 
more public places shall be given of the time and 
place of sale: Prodded^ That in case the plaintiff or 
defendant, or their agents shall fail or refuse to select 
persons to value said property, as provided, in this 
section; then, and in that case, it shall be the duty of 
the collecting officer to select them. 

Sbc. 8. Be it furihtr enacted^ That any execution or j^^^^ 
other process levied in pursuance of the preceding 
section upon real property^ shall constitute a lien upon 
said property bo subjected until said debt is paid, or 
otherwise satisfied. 

Sfio. 4. Be it further enacted^ That should no one 
bid three-fourths of the appraised value of property 
so levied on and offered for sale under the second 
section of this Act, it shall be the duty of the collecting 
officer in such case, after a second failure, to sell such 
property ; or after the first failure, should a second sale 
not be ordered, to proceed, nine months thereafter, to 

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offer such property for sale unconditionally to the nnoonditionany 
highest and best bidder, after giving such notice thereof •*^"' 
as now prescribed by law in case of execution sales ; 
and in all cases involving personal or nioveable property Deurerj bond. 
the defendant may execute a delivery bond, condi- 
tioned to deliver the property levied on to the proper 
officer, between 10 o'clock, a. m., and 2, p. m., of the 
day of sale ; and upon the execution of which the 
property shall be restored to the possession of the 



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owner thereof; and upon a failure to comply with the 
conditions of each delivery bond, the proceedings 
thereon shall be as at present prescribed by law in 
case of forfeited delivery bonds. 

Sbc. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall 
not apply to fiduciaries, or defaulters, or tax sales; and 
that it take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Home of R^reeentativeek 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Sjpettker of the Senate* 

Passed, February 6, 1862. 



OHAPTER 22. 

Alf ACT to dismiss auiu . in certain oases. 

Skotion 1. Be it enacted by the General AsBembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That all suits now pending against 
citizens of this State, for a violation of Section 4747 
of the Code of Tennessee, shall be dismissed by the 
Court before whom the same are pending : Provideds 
the defendant pay or secure the cost 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of Repreeentatwee, 

EDWARD B. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate^ 

Passed, February 4, 1862. 



OHAPTER 28. 

JkK ACT to Avend the tew nspeetinff Bowie XniTSi and other meapons. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tennessee^ That all laws forbidding the importation, 
manufacture, selling, or giving away of Bpwie knives 



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or other weapons, and all laws prohibiting the carrying 
of pistols, Bowie knives, or other weapons, openly 
and unconcealed, be suspended during the existing 
war. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Sout4 of B§preientaHve$, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, October 80, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 24. 

AH AOT lo BMund the Vm BUI uid tor othar porpoMt. 

SscTiOK 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the Clerks of the County 
Courts of this State be entitled to receive and they are 
hereby allowed fifty cents for taking the Bond required 
to be executed by the fourth Section of an Act passed 
by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, on 
the 15th day of March, 1860, entitled an Act to preveni; 
the adulteration of spirituous liquors in this State. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted. That said fee shall be 
paid by the person executing the Bond, and that this 
Act ti^e effect irom and after its passage. 

Sbo. 8. Beit further enacted^ That when any of the 
Clerks of the Circuit Courts in this State are in the 
army of the State or of the Confederate States of 
America, or have been for any part of the fiscal year 
ending the first day of September last, and tiieir 
deputies &iled to make a sworn statement to the 
Comptroller of the treasury of the taxes and revenue 
belonging to the public treasury, and received by them 
on or before the first day of October last, or when they 
foiled to pay over to the Treasurer of the State the 
taxes and revenue received by them, and belonging 
to the public treasury, on or before the first day of 



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November last, but have made said statement to the 
Comptroller, and paid over the amount of taxes and 
revenue received by them to the Treasurer of the 
State before the first term of their Court after the 
said first day of November, then, in that case, their 
omission to make said statement, and to pay over the 
taxes and revenue received by them, at the times 
required by law, shall not subject them to be dismissed, 
or to be removed from office, as required by Section 
714 of the Code of Tennessee. 

EDWIN A, ZEEBLE, 

Speaker of Ihe JBouee of JHepreeentaHves, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, January 80, 1862. 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT to compel Oolleotlng Officers to 8«tit<y Bookata, and ibr other pnrpoeei. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That all Collecting Officers who 
shall collect money under the judgment of a Justice 
of the Peace, shall return the fact in writing to the 
Justice within thirty days after he. receives the money ; 
and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and the Justice shall enter the return on his 
docket; and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and the Officer or Justice in de&ult shall 
also be liable to either party for any damages he may 
sustain by reason of the default. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That hereafter all 
Justices of the Peace in this State shall hold but two 
Courts in each year, during the existence of the present 
war, for the trial of Civil Causes, to- wit : On the first 
Thursday in March and September, in each year, and 
may adjourn from day to day until the business on the 



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docket is disposed of; and all executions issued by 
Justices of the Peace shall be returnable to the next 
term of the Court, Nothing in this Act shall be so 
construe^d as to prevent the trial of attachments at any 
time ; and it shall be the duty of the Justice of the 
Peace to keep a docket upon which he shall enter each 
case in the order in which they are returned, and shall 
take up the cases and try them in the order in which 
they are docketed ; Provided^ That Justices may, when 
any case has been reached upon the docket, and the 
parties are not ready to try said cause, continue the 
same to the next term, or to some day of the same 
term, and proceed with the dispatch of the other cases 
on the docket ; Provided^ That nothing in this Act 
shall prevent or hinder Justices of the Peace from 
trying and determining Criminal Causes, and actions 
of replevin, actions of forcible entry and detainer, and 
other actions for damages ; but in such cases he shall 
try them as heretofore. 

Sbo. 8. £e it furtfier enactedy That all laws and parts 
of laws coming in conflict with the provisions of this 
Act, be and the same are hereby suspended during the 
present war ; Prmdedy That this Act shall not apply 
to motions in favor of sureties against principals and 
sureties against co-sureties, and stayors against prin- 
cipals and co-stayors, only upon any evidences of debt ; 
Provided^ That tiiis Act shall not deprive parties of the 
right to take judgement by motion at any time against 
collecting officers who have collected the money. 

Seo. 4. Be it further enactedy That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

ED WEST A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Sbtue of Eipretentatwes. 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Sjpeaker of the Senate^ 

Passed, March 14, 1862. 



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Xmtary Ooipt. 



CHAPTER 26.' 

AK ACT to amend An Aet to Balw, OrgasUe and Equip a Provtolonal Voroe, 

and tor othar parpoeei. 

Sbction 1. Se U enacted by the General Aseembly of 
the State of Tenyiesseej That the white male population 
of the State, between the ages of eighteen and forty-^ 

five shall constitute the Reserved Military Oorps thereof. 
Said Corps shall be organized and called into service, 
and shall be subject to duty upon the call of the Gov- 
ernor ; and this organization of the Reserved Oorps 
shall continue for and during the existence of the 
war now being waged with the United States. That 
all the able-bodied white male population of this State^ 
between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five years shall 
be organized under the provisions of this Act into a 
Military Corps for the defence of the State, but said 
Corps or any portion of it shall not be called into actual 
service until after all of the Reserved Corps, provided 
by this Act, shall have beeti called into actual service ; 
nor shall this Corps be called into actual service for a 
longer period, at any one time, than six months ; nor 
be transferred, or detailed, or drafted into the service 
of the Confederate States. And after this Corps shall 
be organized they may determine the times and places 
of their company, battalion, and regimental drills. 
Dutjofthe Sbo. 2. JBe it further enacted^ That it shall be the 

oiMirman of duty of the Judgcs and Chairmen of the County Courts 
in tiie various counties in this State, immediately after 
the passage of this Act, to appoint a competent person 
in each Civil District^ Ward, and Town, of their 
respective counties, to take and make an enrollment 
of the able-bodied male citizens and inhabitants of 
said District, Ward, and Town, between the ages of 
eighteen and fifty-five, and they shall report the same 
to Uie Adjutant General of the State; and it .shall be 



Oountj Courts. 



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the farther duty of said officers^ as the volunteers now 
in the service, as well as those that have heretofore 
been in the service, shall return home, whether under 
discharge or under expiration of term of service, to 
enrol them at the bottom of such enrollment, who shall voim***" now 

1.1 o. in th« •enrlo* to 

not, however, be suciject to draft or detailment for u •nroued. 
service, until one year after the expiration of their term 
of service, or until the whole of the Reserved Corps, 
organized under the provisions of the first section of 
this Act, who have not served a tour of duty in the 
present war, shall have volunteered or been detailed 
for service ; and it shall be the duty of the Governor, 
immediately upon this census being taken, as herein 
provided, to cause said Corps to be organized into 
companies, battalions and re^ments. . If any Judge 
or Chairman of a County Court^ or any person or 
persons appointed by them, or either of them, shall 
fiEul or reftise to discharge the duties herein imposed 
upon them, he shall be subject to indictment for high 
misdemeanor, and may be fined, upon conviction, not 
more than five hundred dollars, and imprisoned not 
exceeding one year by the Court having cognizance 
thereof. And more effectually to provide against 
fiulure to make tbe classification aforesaid, the Governor 
is hereby authorized to appoint proper persons in 
counties whose Chairman or Judge may fail to appoint ; 
Provided^ That while any portion of the State shall 
be under the control of the enemy, the Judges or 
Chairmen of the County Courts in such portion shall 
not be subject to the penalties imposed in this section. 
Sbo. 8. Be it farther enacted^ That immediately 
upon the returns of the census the Governor shall 
cause said Corps to be organized into companies, bat- 
talions and regiments ; and if any county, or portion of 
any county, shall fiiil to organize by the election of 
company officers for twenty days after receiving orders, 
the Governor shall, after the fact becoming known to 



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How said oorps him, immediately appoint the company officers for 
to orgaaiMd. g^^j^ purposc ; and when it is necessary to appoint 
company officers, he shall also appoint field officers, 
designate, in orders, the companies to constitute a 
battalion, to command which he shall appoint a Major, 
while for eight companies he shall appoint a Major 
and Lieutenant-Colonel, and for ten companies a CoU 
onel in addition ; Ptomdedy That after such forces are 
organized, under the provisions of this Act, they shall, 
when organized into full companies, elect their com*- 
pany officers ; and when called into active service, upon 
reaching the point of rendezvous and being organized 
into battalions and regiments, they shall proceed to 
the election of their field officers, as provided under 
an Act passed Kov. 20th, 1861 ; and Pttmied further ^ 
That in forming said Corps all officers are to be 
included therein as privates. 

Sbc. 4. Be it further enacted^ That the organization 
being completed, the Governor shall cause said Corps 
to be placed under active instruction of the School of 
the Soldier, and the Governor, by recommendation of 
the Colonel of the Regiment, may appoint a competent 
drill master for each regiment, whose duty it shall be 
to drill the officers and men at least once a week, and 
oftener, if necessary, in cities and towns, for the period 
of three months after their organization, at the end of 
which time their services shall expire. 

Sbc. 6. Be it further enacted^ That the Governor 
may call out, for active service, the whole of the said 
Corps, or such portions thereof as may be neoeasary for 
the public defence, having reference, however, to the 
number and locality of our soldiers, when at home, 
already in the field. But nothing in this Section 
contained shall prevent the Governor, in cases of 
emergency, when there is delay in obtaining the 
information necessary to apportion the forces among 
the counties, from raising fi)rces in the moat 



Drill Instruct 
tlons. 



OoTemor may 
oall out paid 
Corps. 



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expeditions way without reference to equality amongst 
the counties. 

Sbo. 6. Be it further enacted^ That all persons said corps to be 
embraced in the census, constituting, as they will, part "^J*®* ^ *^® 
of the Provisional Army of the State, shall be subject articiMofwarof 
to the rules and regulations adopted for its government, ***• con(M«r*to 
and to the rules and articles of war, adopted by the *"*"* 
Oonfederate Government, while on drill or in actual 
-service ; and if any commissioned officer or private 
shall fail or refuse to attend the drill, such officer or 
officers absenting himself or themselves, shall, in the 
absence of a reasonable excuse, to be judged of by the 
court martial trying the cause, forfeit and pay not less 
than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars ; and 
any non-commisioned officer or private, for alike failure 
or refusal to attend drill, shall forfeit and pay not less 
than five nor more than twenty-five dollars, unless 
they shall have a reasonable excuse, to be adjudged of 
by the court martial trying the cause, for the collection 
of which execution shall issue to the Provost Marshal, 
returnable in twenty days ; and no property shall be 
exempt from execution under the provisions of this 
Act. Courts martial that may be ordered and held 
shall be composed of officers of the Reserved Corps. 

Sbo. 7. Be it further enacted. That the names and Muster roiis. 
muster rolls of the various volunteer companies from 
this State, who have or may hereafter volunteer in the 
Oonfederate Service, during this war, shall be forever 
preserved in the archives of the State, as those of the 
Volunteer Corps of the State for Southern Inde- 
I^endence- 

Sbo. 8. Be U further enacted. That in order to carry A^jntant 
out the provisions of Section 7 of this Act, it shall be Q«n«»i- 
the duty of Captains of companies to furnish a minute 
roll of their companies to the Adjutant General of the 
State, whose duty it shall be to transcribe the same in 
a well bound book. 



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Governor may Sbc. 9. Se it further cnactcd, That every white.male 

SblTnJ^to* ""' citizen or inhabitant embraced within the ages herein 

certain partiei. prescribed, and capable of performing the duties of 

the soldier in the field, shall be bound to perform such 

duties as are herein set forth. But the Governor may, 

in his discretion, by such orders and regulations as he 

may deem proper, grant temporary leaves of absence 

from drill to State and Confederate officers, to persons 

engaged in the manufacture of arms for the public 

service, equipments, accoutrements, munitions of war, 

supplies of transportation, clothing and subsistence. 

Maybetraas- Sbc. 10. BbU further enacted^ Thot the Governor 

vo^teer cto ^^J^ upou the application of the officers and privates 

' of any company, battalion, or regiment, of the Reserved 

Corps, transfer said companies to the Volunteer Corps 

now in the field, or that hereafter may take the field 

as such. He shall order and direct the arming of the 

Reserved Corps ; assign them to the different arms of 

the service ; and he may order all those owning arms 

to bring such arms with them into the service ; and if 

deemed useful for the service, he shall have them 

inspected, valued and paid for by the State. 

Goreraor, Sbo. 11. JBc it further enacted^ That the Governor is 

ower''**'*" hereby declared to be Commander-in-Chief of the 
Reserved Corps as long as they may remain in the State 
service, and as sucE shall possess and exercise all the 
powers of Commanding General in the field ; he may 
order it to such field of duty as in his judgment is 
necessary for the public defence; he may make all 
necessary orders for its command and assignment to 
duty, appoint such officers of the General Staff as may 
be necessary to supply its wants, fixing the rank of 
such officers ; and when on duty their pay shall be that 
of officers of like ranks in the service of the Confed- 
erate States. 

Sbo. 12. Be U further enacted^ That the Governor 
of the State shall meet any requisition upon Tennessee 






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by the Confederate States for troops out of the 
Beserved Corps, and such volunteers as may enlist ; 
Prmdedj That no part of said Reserved Corps shall be 
so transferred for a longer period at any one time than 
twelve months, unless with their consent. 

Sbo. 18. Be U further enacted^ That when a portion »»,. 
of the Beserved Corps is ordered to take the field, they 
shall be entitled to the same pay as is provided for the 
forces of the Confederate Government 

Sbo. 14. Be U further enacted. That the Governor oenfu to i» 
shall cause to be taken each year a census of all **^'' ••**?•"' 
white males in the State who have attained the age of 
eighteen years since the last census, and they shall be 
organized as herein before directed, and fitted for the 
field. They shall be held liable to perform military 
duty as part of the Beserved Corps, and for the same 
length of time. 

Sec 16. Be itfurther emcted^ That itshall andmay sniMtitiitM. 
be lawful for members of the Beserved Corps, when 
called into service, to procure substitutes with the 
approval of the commanding officer. 

Sbo. 16. Be ii further enactedj That the sum of tiuw mimoiit 
tiiree millions of dollars is hereby appropriated, or so f ^[^JJli^ 
much thereof as may be necessary ; and that for the 
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, the 
Governor of the State is hereby authorized to issaeand 
dispose of three millions dollars of the Bonds of the 
State of Teneessee, similar in all respects to the Bonds 
of the State heretofore issued, except that they shall 
not have more than ten years to run to maturity, and 
bearing interest at the rate of eight per cent, per annum, 
payable semi-annually at such point as may be therein 
designated. Or the Governor may, at his discretion, 
raise all or any portion of said three millions of dollars 
by issuing Treasury Notes of the State, according to 
tlie provisions of an Act passed Jujoie 27, 1861, entitled 
*< An Act to authorize the issuance of Treasury Notes, 



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and to prescribe the punishment for forgery of the 



same." 



ordnanoe Sbc, 17, Bc it further emdedy That Section 1 of an 

Act entitled '^ An Act to establish an Ordnance Bureau, 
and for other purposes," passed November 20, 1861, 
be and the same is hereby so amended that the Gov- 
ernor is authorized and directed to appoint, subject to 
the confirmation of the General Assembly in Con-^ 
vention, three additional members to said Bureau, and 
that any two members, with the Governor, shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Seo. 18. Be it further enacted^ That said Act be so 
amended as to give the Bureau, or the Governor and 
Superintendent, authority to remove the armory to 
such point or points in or out of the State, as shall be 
thought necessary, and that the Governor is hereby 
authorized to draw upon the Bank of Tennessee to 
meet the present emergencies of the Bureau, not to 
exceed twenty thousand dollars. 

Sbc. 19. Be it further enacted^ That this Act have 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the Howe of Repreeeialatioet, 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, March 18, 1862. 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT to repMd Section G22 of the Code. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tennessee^ That Section 622, of the Code of Tennesee, 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the JSbuee of R^eeeMatwes, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March 12, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 28. 

▲H AOT to amend Seetion 2000 oi the Code. 

Sbction 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the StaU of Temeasee, That Section 2069 of the Code of 
Tennessee be so amended that the Jndge, or Chairman, 
of the County Court, shall have full power and 
authority to take and certify, for registration, the 
acknowledgment or probate of a deed made to, as 
well as a deed made by, the Clerk of his Court. 

Sbo. 2. Be U further enacted^ That this Act shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Souse of Eqtreeentathee, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of ike Senate, 

Passed, February 14, 1862. 



CHAPTER 29. 

▲K AOT to repeal Section 476 of the Code. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That Section 475, Chapter 7, of 
the Code of Tennessee, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sbc. 2. That this Act shall take effect from and 
and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. ZEEBLE, 

speaker of the JBouee of Repreeentatwee. 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT to giTe fiirther time to porftot IiMid Tltleft 

Sbotiok 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the further time of two 
years, from and after the passage of this Act, be given 
to all persons to make survey, and perfect titles to all 
lands on all entries heretofore made. 

Sbo. 2, Be it enacted^ That this Act shall take effect 
from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Sptaktr </ ih€ Souse of BqfresentaiWM. 

BDWABD S. CHEATHAM, 
Passed. October 24, 1861. 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN AOT to amend the TobMOo Inipeetloii Iiawi. 

Sbctiok 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That Section 1877, of the Code, 
be so amended as to authorize the County Courts to 
appoint the Tobacco Inspectors therein provided for, 
although the County appointing such Inspectors may 
not have one or more of such warehouses as provided 
for in Section 1876, of said Code. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That this Act shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

£i»eaktr of the Souee of E^eeontaUoet, 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of tho Senate, 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 82. 

AN AOT to UMnd SMtion 612 of the Codo of Ten: 

Sbotiok 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That the word " United," in 
Section 812, in the Code, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and the word *^ Confederate " adopted in lien 
thereof. 

Sec. 2. J3d it further enacted, That this Act shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. ZEEBLE, 

SfpMker of thi Hotue of Jiepre$entatw€t. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the SenaU, 

Passed, October 28, 1861. 



CHAPTER 88. 

AH AOT to qnaah Procati in certain 0mm. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
thib State of Tennessee^ That all process be quashed for 
the collection o£ forfeitures of the bonds on recog- 
nizances on account of the non-attendance of witnesses 
in criminal cases, when the criminal or criminals (as the 
case may be,) have left the jurisdiction of the Court 
issuing such process : Promded^ The witness, and the 
security for his appearance taking the benefit hereof, 
shall have volunteered in the service of the Confederate 
States : And provided further , That such beneficiaries 
pay the cost of the Court. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That ^ this Act take 
effect from date of passage. 

EDWHSr A. EEEBLE, 

Weaker of the Houee of Rq^reeeniatwee. 

EDWABD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March IB, 1862. 



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OHAPTEB 84. 

AK ACT to pay the citiMDa of the State for Arms. 

Sbction 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the sum of Three Hundred 
Thousand Dollars be and the same is hereby appro- 
priated out of the State Treasury , to pay for the arms of 
the citizens of the State, collected by the militia, or 
volunteer officers, or soldiers, of the State, and Agents 
for Counties, appointed by the Governor. 
Amount of tax Sec. 2. Be U fuvther enacted^ That in order to raise 
on property and g^j^j g^^ gQ appropriated, a tax of seven cents on each 

hundred dollars of taxable property, and an increased 
tax of one-fourth of one per cent, upon the invoice cost 
of goods, where purchased ; also, an increased tax of 
fifty per cent, upon other privileges of the State, be and 
the same is hereby directed to be assessed and collected 
by the officers charged with the assessment and 
collection of the State Revenue, and that in payment 
of said tax, all receipts for guns given by legal Agents, 
authenticated as hereinafter directed, shall be re- 
ceivable. 
Anthenucating Sec. 3. Be U further enactedj That in order that said 
reeeipta. rcceipts may be authenticated, so as to protect the 

State against fraud, it shall be the duty of each Agent 
and Militia Officer furnish to the Treasurer of the 
State with a correct list of the names of the owners of 
guns, by them collected for the State, as well as the 
Tieaanxw*! value of cach guu. That the Treasurer shall dis- 
tribute the fund so appropriated, amongst the several 
Counties, according to said reports, appointing some 
competent and reliable person in each County for this 
purpose, who shall give bond with approved security, 
furnishing him with a certified copy of the returns 
made to him, in order that the proper payment may 
be made. The endorsement of this Agent on the back 



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of said receipts shall entitle them to be received in 
payment of taxes aforesaid. 

Sbo. 4. Be U further enacted^ That if any person Penalty for 
shall change, alter or forge receipts for guns, with '*''«*°« "^'p*"* 
intent to defraud the State, he, she, or they, their 
aiders and abettors, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, 
and on conviction thereof, sentenced to the Peniten- 
tiary not less than three nor more than ten years. 
Sbo. 5. Be it further enacted^ That any officer or Liawuty of 

.^••i«j. 1 J. I-' -jj offlcers failing to 

agent failing to make a return as herein provided, ^^^^ 
within one month after the passage of this Act, shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor, andfined, upon conviction, 
not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five 
hundred dollars ; and a failure to do so for each suc- 
ceeding mouthy shall constitute a separate offence, for 
which the party so offending may be presented or 
indicted; Provided^ That where, from any cause, it 
shall be impracticable to make said reports within the 
time herein prescribed, the persons aforesaid shall not 
be liable to the penalties of this Act. 

Sbg. 6, Be it fwriher enacted^ That if any agent. Defrauding 
appointed by virtue of this Act, shall in any manner ^^^^ ^"*^ ^' 
defraud the State, he shall be deemed guilty of a felony, 
on conviction whereof, he shall be sentenced to the 
Penitentiary fpr a period not less than five nor more 
than ten years. 

Sbo. 7. Be it further enacted^ That if any person oertificatea for 
shall present for payment any certificate for a gun not «""•• 
furnished by himself, he or they shall not receive for 
such certificate more than the amount paid to the 
person to whom such certificate was first issued, and 
the proof shall be made by the original holder of the 
certificate appending his affidavit to the certificate. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enacted. That the Treasurer 
shall be allowed a reasonable compensation for his 
services under the provisions of this Act, not to exceed 
the sum of three hundred dollars* ($800.) 



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Qovernortdutyw Sbo. 9. £e U further enacted^ That this Act is 
intended to apply to all citizens whose guns have been 
taken who were loyal to the State and Confederate 
States, when such guns were taken, either by the 
Confederate or ^tate officers, for the Confederate 
service, acting under Confederate or State authority, 
to ascertain which the Governor shall appoint proper 
commissioners in each County of the State to audit 
the claims, whose certificate shall be sufficient proof of 
the facts. 

Bridwioeofhav- Sbq. 10. Be U further enocted^ That all persons who 

ij^wu-htd have failed to get receipts for guns may be entitled to 

receive pay for their guns, upon making proof by two 

or more persons that they furnished said guns, and the 

value of said guns. 

seeeiptf wo*fT- Sbo. 11. Be it further enacts. That the provisions 

able for taxes f ^ foregoiug Act shall uot apply to any guns that 

when giTMi. may have been taken by Confederate omcers or soldiers, 

which have not been received by the authorized agents 

of the State of Tennessee ; and said receipts given for 

guns shall only be receivable in payment of taxes in 

the Counties in which said receipt was given. 

Sbo. 12. Be it further enaeUdj That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWDT A. KEEBLE, 

SIpMker of the Hon»€ of Bipre9eniatws9. 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Bpeakor qf thi Senaiti 

Passed, March 19, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 86. 

▲N ACT to proTlda Nonw for Side Soldien. 

Section 1. Whereas, There is at present great 
difficulty in procuring the necessary number of efficient 
servants to wait upon and attend to the sick persons 
in the military service of the Confederate States of 
America, and of this State, that are under the treat- 
ment of surgeons at the various hospitals, that here- 
tofore have been or hereafter may be established by the 
Military Board of this State, and it appearing that 
said difficulty will be increased rather than diminished, 
therefore 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tennessee J That hereafter the Medical Director of 
either Division, or, in his absence, the principal surgeon 
of either hospital that now is or hereafter may be 
established by the military of this State, or Confederate 
States, may impress any free person of color residing 
in this State, for the purpose of rendering their 
services rn either of said hospitals, by waiting upon, 
and attending to, persons under medical or surgical 
treatment: Provided^ That no such free person who 
may have a family of children dependent upon his 
or her labor, shall be so impressed, said fact to be 
determined and certified by the Commissioners for the 
Poor, in his or her County : And provided further, That 
any such free person who may be laboring under any 
sufficient bodily disability, shall be exempt irom such 
impressment, upon producing the certificate of any 
respectable physician as to said disability. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted. That such free person, 
so impressed, shall receive such compensation in like 
manner as do other servants at present employed in 
said hospitals. 



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Sbo. 8. Be. it further enacted, That this Act shall 
be in fored from and after its passage, until each of 
said hospitals shall have ceased to exist actively, and 
no farther. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the ffotui of JRepreientotivei, 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate^ 

Passed, March 12, 1862. 



CHAPTER 86. 

AH ACT to sntboriM Tax CloU«6tore and other Bewnw dhoan to noeiTe 
Tnumj HotM of tbe Confederate States in payment of taxee, and for other 
pnrpofei. 

Sbction 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That all Tax Oollectors and 
other Bevenue Officers in the State of Tennessee, 
shall receive in payment of State, County, and Bail- 
road Taxes, and other Bevenue, Treasury Notes of the 
Confederate States of America, and that the Bank of 
Tennessee shall receive said Treasury Notes from said 
officers. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted, That all Sheriffs and 
Bevenue Collectors, who were collector a of the State 
and County Bevenue, who have gone out of office, 
shall have until the first day of October next to 
collect all taxes that are due them. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enacted. That this Act take 

effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of Rq^eeentativet. 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 18, 1861. 






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CHAPTER 87. 

AN AOT to protect the public affaintt tho oflbnco of allowing licenfod Gates abrocs 
highways to ba oat of repair, and to amend the Charter of the Murfreeaboro 
and Woodbury Turnpike Ctonpany. 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That every person or persons 
who may have license to erect or keep a gate or gates 
across any of the public roads of this State, and who 
shall neglect or omit for the space of five days, 
knowingly, to keep sach, his, her, or their gate or gates 
in constant good repair, shall be guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and indictable therefor ; and moreover shall, 
upon conviction, forfeit the same. 

Sbc. 2. Be U further enacted^ That no such gate or 
gates, which upon being opened or shut, in any manner 
drags the ground, shall be deemed or taken to be in 
good condition or repair. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enaetedy That no such gate or 
gates shall be considered in good repair that cannot 
be opened on horseback, and are not conveniently 
furnished with blocks or steps so that a woman or mill- 
boy can get on their horses. 

Bbo. 4. Be it further enacted, That upon satisfactory 
proof being made to the County Court that said gate 
or gates are not in the condition prescribed by this Act, 
said Court shall cause said gate or gates to be removed 
by the Sheriff at the cost of the owner of the gate. 

Sbc. 6. Be it further enacted. That the Charter of 
the Murfreesboro and Woodbury Turnpike Company 
be so amended as to authorize said Company to keep 
their first gate from Woodbury where it now stands^ 
and collect toll at the same. 

EDWIN A. EEEBLE. 

Sptaker of the Route of Mepreaentative^, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 88. 

AM ACT to deiH7 the ordlnarj and extraordinary expenses of the fiUte 

Government for the next two years. 

Section 1 . Be it eitacted by the General Assemblj/ of the 
State of Tennessee^ That in addition to the taxes levied 
by existing laws, there shall be levied and collected 
annually, ^iteen cents upon each hundred dollars worth 
of taxable property, for State purposes. 

Seo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That all corporations 
in this State, whether municipaL private, sole or 
aggregate, not exempted from, or taxed by the Act of 
Incorporation, shall pay an annual tax of ten doUara 
each, and it shall be the duty of Tax Assessors to 
return for taxation the corporations in their respective 
districts ; and it shall also be the duty of the Clerks 
of the County Courts to enter upon the tax list all 
corporations in their respective Counties that may 
come to their knowledge, whether returned or not: 
Provided, That all religious, charitable, or educational 
institutions, shall be exempt from taxation under this 
Act. 

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the ffatue of R^eeentaiwee. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Sjp*aiktr of tht Smate. 

Passed, March 19, 1861. 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT to change the time of holding th^ Chancery Gonrta for the oonntlet of 
Fayette, Dyer, Johnion and Boane; and to amend an Act entitled an Act to 
establish the two term eyitemof the Giro ait Courts, passed January 2i, 1862. 

Section 1. Be U enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That from and after the passage 
of this Act, the Chancery Court for Fayette county, in 



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this State, shall hereafter be held at the town of chancery court 
Somerville, on the second Mondays of May and the " «^"*'^*"*- 
first Mondays of November in each and every year ; 
and so much of the law organizing said Court as 
provides for its being held on any different day, be and 
the^same is hereby repealed ; and that all process now 
issued from said Court, shall be returned on the said 
second Monday of May, instead of the day heretofore 
provided by law, and all process shall hereafter be 
issued and returned on the days herein provided for 
the holding of said Court. 

Bbc. 2. Be it further enact^d^ That the Chancery ©/•r ohwictry 
Court at Dyersburg, for Dyer County, be held on the ^**^'** 
first Mondays of June and December; but this change 
is not to take effect until after the next term of said 
Court under existing laws ; and all laws in conflict 
with this be repealed. 

Seo. 8. J^e it further enacted^ That the Chancery JohiwoB. 
Court at Taylorsville, for the County of Johnson, after 
the next term, shall be held on the third Mondays of 
January and the second Mondays of August in each 
year. 

Sbo. 4. Be it farther enacted^ That the Chancery »owie. 
Court for the County of Eoane, shall be held on the 
third Mondays of April and October. 

Sbo. 6. Be it further enacted^ That so much of^"™^**^*" 
Section 8dj of an Act passed January 24, 1862, entitled "trt^of*'^ 
" An Act to establish the two term system of the ^•"'p"*- 
Circuit Courts, and for other purposes," as relates to 
the time of holding the terms of the law side of the 
Common Law and Chancery Courts of the City of 
Memphis, shall be, and the same is, so amended as to 
read : The Common Law Side of the Common Law 
and Chancery Court of the City of Memphis shall be 
held on the third Mondays in February and August, 
with power to hold special terms, as now prescribed by 
law. 



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Sbo. 6. JBe it further enacted, That this Act shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

.EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of JRq}resentativeti 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, February 14, 1862. 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled An Act to nutkorite the B&nk of Tenneesee 
to. receive and paj out the Treasnrj Notae of the Confederate States, and for 
other pnrpoaesi passed July 1) 1861, Chapter 25. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State qf 
Temiessee^ That the above Act be bq amended that the 
Comptroller of the State be and is hereby authorized 
to pay the interest that is or may hereafter become due 
on any of the Bonds of the State of Tennessee, as 
described in the Act this is intended to amend, that 
was the property of bona j^<fe. citizens, or those who 
declared their purpose to become citizens, of the Con- 
federate States before the eighth day of June, 1861, 
aad have since become such, and that have not since 
been transferred to, or become the property of, an 
alien enemy ; and provided further^ That the holder is 
Interest to he gtiU a bonajide citizen of the Confederate States, proof 
SuL"^.'""-^' of which the Comptroller shall require in all cases 
under oath, and for that purpose he is hereby 
authorized to administer oaths in such cases ; Provided, 
the interest shall not be paid except upon the pre- 
^ sentation of the Bond and coupon, and the coupon 
shall then be cancelled. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the Hotue of Rqtreeentativet, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senatem 

Passed, March 14, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT to declare vacant the leats of Senators and ReprtMentatires in certain 

contingenciee. 

Section 1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Temiessee^ That hereafter, whenever any 
member of the Legislature of this State removes 
beyond the limits of his Senatorial and Representative 
District, his seat shall become vax^ant, and the Governor, 
when notified of such removal, shall immediately 
issue his writ for an election to fill the vacancy so 
occasioned. 

Sbc. 2. Be it farther erutcted. That it shall be the 
duty of the Sheriff, or Sheriffs, of the County, or 
Counties, composing Senatorial or Representative 
Districts, whenever they ascertain beyond doubt that 
any such removal of a member of the Legislature has 
taken place, to certify the same to the Governor of 
the State. 

Sbc. 3. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

ED WES' A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Jffotue of ReprtaentativeM, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, October 29, 1861. 



CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT to protect the property of /Hum eo9tri, 

Sbotion 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That all the property and estate, 
of every character, of femes covert^ whether acquired 
before or after marriage, shall hereafter be exempt 
from the debts, contraotb, and liabilities of their 



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husbands, which were created or contracted before 
such marriage : Provided^ That the laws now in force 
in reference to the liabilities of such property and 
estates for the contracts, debts, and liabilities of such 
husbanfis, created, or contracted afUr such marriage, 
shall remain as they now are : And provided further^ 
That the husband shall not, after marriage, sell, or in 
any manner convey, such property of the wife, to pay 
or secure to be paid such debts of the hnsband, 
whether in the form as contracted before, or debts in 
renewal thereof, after marriage. 

Sec, 2. Be it further enacted^ That this Act shal 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A, KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Howe of RepreeeniaHvei. 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT for the bettor protection of Stock on Bailro«ds. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate of 
Tennessee^ That in all suits for damages against Bail- 
road Companies, for injuring, or killing stock, service 
of process upon the Pre&ident, Treasurer, or Ticket 
Agent of the Boad nearest where the stock is killed, 
or injured, shall be suf&cient notice to said Bailroad 
Company. 

EDWIK A. KEEBLE, 

S^ker of the Houee of BtpretenttUwee, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, February 4, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 44. 

AK AOT to ehjuige the times of holding the Oonntj Court of Knox County for 

the triftl of miidemeenors. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That after the next December 
Term of the County Court of Enox County for the 
trial of misdemeanors, the said Court shall be regularly 
opened and held on the second Mondays of April, 
August, and December, of each year, and succeeding 
days if necessary, instead of on the first Mondays of 
said months, as heretofore ; but the regular County 
Court of said County for the transaction of County 
business, shall be held on the first Monday of each 
month, las heretofore. 

Ssa 2. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
effect from and after its passage. 

EDWrPT A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Bouse of Rqfreseniatwet, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 2, 1861. 



CHAPTEB 45. 

▲N ACT to amend an Act, paaeed June 26, 1861, to amend an Act to raise and 
equip a proTleional force, and fbr other purposes, passed Maj 6, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of TennesseCj That the pay of the present 
Private Secretary of the Governor, commence from 
the day he entered upon the discharge of his duties, 
to-wit : The first day of June, 1861, and that this Act 
take effect from the date of its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of Repreaentativee, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

^eaker of the Senate* 

Passed, October 24, 1861. 

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CHAPTER 46. 

AK AOT to authorize the Bank of Teanessee to imne Change Notea. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennesseej That the Bank of Tennessee 
be and is hereby authorized to issue change notes of 
a less denomination than one dollar, on the same 
terms and conditions that said Bank is now authorized 
to issue notes of larger denominations. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted^ That the Board of 
Directors of the principal Bank, may, by resolution, 
appoint an agent, or agents, to sign said chapge notes 
for the Bank of Tennessee, and shall pay said agent, 
or agents, a fair compensation for such labor. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enacted^ That this Act shall 
take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the House of Eepreaentaiivet, 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, November 23, 1861. 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT- fixing the pay of cartain offioera. 

Sbotion 1. Bis it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That the pay of tlie Adjutant- 
General, in the service and paid by this State, shall 
be one hundred and fifty dollars per month, and no 
more, for the time he is in actual service. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Jiepresentatioei, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, January 28, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT to lay off the State into Bepraentatite a&d SeaatorUl DiBtrioti. 

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Bt it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Tennessee^ That the counties of Washington, Sallivan, 
Hawkins, Greene, Cocke, Sevier, Blount, £nox, Jef- 
ferson« Grainger, Claiborne, Roane, Monroe, McMinn> 
Bradley, Hamilton, White, Overton, Jackson, Smith, 
De Ealb, Warren, Franklin, Co£fee, Cannon, Lincoln, 
Bedford, Marshall, Butherford, Williamson, Wilson, 
Sumner, Robertson, Maury, Giles, Dickson, Mont- 
gomery, Stewart, Benton, Henry, Carroll, Henderson^ 
Hardin, McKairy, Hardeman, Madison, Gibson, 
Weakley, Obion, Dyer, Haywood and Fayette, shall 
each elect one Representative. 

The county of Davidson shall elect two, and the 
County of Shelby shall elect three Representatives. 

The counties of Johnson and Carter, shall jointly 
elect one Representative. 

The counties of Greene, Hawkins, Hancock and 
Jefferson, shall jointly elect one Representatiye. 

The counties of Union and^ Enox, 6h(ill jointly 
elect one Representative. 

The counties of Anderson and Campbell, shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Scott, Morgan and Fentress, shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Cumberland and Putnam, shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Folk, McMinn and Meigs, shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Rhea, Bledsoe and Van Buren shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Marion, Sequatchie and Grundy, 
shall jointly elect one Representative. 



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The counties of Macon, Smith and Wilson shall 
jointly elect one Eepresentative. 

The counties of Rutherford, Williamson and Maury 
shall jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Sumner, Robertson Cheatham and 
Montgomery shall jointly elect one Representative* 

The counties of Bedford, Lincoln and Giles shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Lawrence and Wayne shall jointly 
elect one Representative. 

The counties of Lewis, Perry and Decatur shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Hickman and Humphreys shall 
jointly elect one Representative. 

The counties of Henry, Weakley, Gibson, Madison 
and Carroll shall jointly -elect one Representative. 

The counties of Tipton and Lauderdale shall jointly 
elect one Representative. 

Sec. 2. Be U farther enacted^ That the counties of 
Johnson, Carter, Washington and Sullivan shall com* 
pose the First Senatorial District. 

The counties of Hancock, Hawkins and Jefferson 
;;he Second District. 

The counties of Greene, Cocke and Sevier the Third 
District. 

The counties of Grainger, Union^ Claiborne, 
Campbell and Anderson the Fourth District. 

The counties of Knox and Blount the Fifth District. 

The counties of Roane, Cumberland, Morgan, Scott^ 
Fentress and Overton the Sixth District. 

The counties of Monroe, Polk, McMinn and Meigs 
the Seventh District. 

The counties of Bradley, £[amilton, Rhea, Bledsoe^ 
Sequatchie and Marion the Eighth District. 

The counties of Putnam, Jackson, Macon and 
Smith the Ninth District. 



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The counties of De Ealb, White, Warren, Van 
Baren and Grundy, the Tenth District. 

The counties of Wilson and Sumner the Eleventh 
District 

The counties of Rutherford, Williamson and Can- 
non the Twelfth District 

The counties of Marshall, Bedford and Coffee the 
Thirteenth District. 

The counties of Lincoln and Franklin the Four- 
teenth District. 

The counties of Giles, Maury and Lewis the 
Fifteenth District 

The county of Davidson the Sixteenth District 

The counties of Cheatham, Robertson and Mont' 
gomery the Seventeenth District 

The counties of Stewart, Humphreys, Dickson and 
Hickman the Eighteenth District. 

The counties of Perry, Decatur, Hardin, Wayne 
and Lawrence the Nineteenth District. 

The - counties of Henry, Carroll and Benton the 
Twentieth District. 

The counties of Obion, Dyer and Weakley the 
twenty.first District. 

The counties -of Gibson and Madison the Twenty^ 
second District. 

The counties of Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale and 
Haywood the Twenty-third District. 

The counties of Hardeman, McITairy and Hen- 
derson the Twenty-fourth District. 

The county of Shelby shall compose the Twenty- 
fifth District; and that the above enumerated Districts 
shall each elect one Senator to the State Legislature. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Spectker of the ffoute of Repretentativea. 

EDWARD 8. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, March 13, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 49. 

Al^ AOT toeitabllih Two Term Syiton of tbe Oircuit Oourts aad for other purposes; 

Sbction 1. Be iteTiacted by the Gtneral Assembly qf 
the State of Tennessee^ That hereafter there shall be but 
two regular terms of the Circuit Court a year for each 
of the counties of this State ; and they shall be held 
at the respective Court Houses thereof, unless other- 
wise directed by the laws now in force. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That there shall be 
sixteen Judicial Circuits, which shall consist of the 
Counties which compose the Judicial Circuits as at 
present regulated and established by law. 

8bo. 3. Be it further enacted^ That the Circuit 
Courts for the First Circuit shall be held as follows : 
For the county of Hancock, on the first Mondays in 
January and July. 

For tbe county of Hawkins, on the second Mondays 
in January and July. 

For the county of Greene, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 

For the county of Washington, on the first Mondays 
of June and December. 

For the county of Carter^ on the first Mondays in 
April and October. 

For the county of Johnson, on the third Mondays in 
April and October. 

For the county of Sullivan, on the second Mondays 
of February and August. 

The Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Claiborne, on the first Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Union, on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Sevier, on the first Mondays of 
April and October. 



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For the county of Cocke, on the third Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Jefferson, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 

For the county of Grainger, on the third Mondays of 
May and November. 

For the county of Campbell, on the second Mondays 
of June and December. 

The Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Monroe, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Blount, on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Boane, on the second Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Enox, on the fourth Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Anderson, on the fourth Mondays 
of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Bradley, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Polk, on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Rhea, on the first Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Hamilton, on the third Mondays 
of May and November^ 

For the county of McMinn, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 

For the county of Marion, on the third Mondays of 
June and December. 

For the county of Meigs, on the third Mondays of 
April and October. 



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The Circuit Courte for the Fifth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Sequatchie, on the first Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Bledsoe, on the second Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Cumberland, on the third Mon- 
days of March and September. 

For the county of White, on the fourth Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Morgan, on the second Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Scott, on the third Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Fentress, on the fourth Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Overton, on the first Mondays of 
May and November, unless there are five Mondays in 
April or October, and if there are five Mondays, then 
on the fifth Monday of April or October, as the case 
may ^e. 

The Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of De£alb, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Smithy on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Macon, on the second Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Jackson, on the fourth Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Putnam, on the third Mondays 
of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Rutherford, on the first Mondays 
of March and September. 



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For the county of Bedford, on the first Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Cannon, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 

For the county of Wilson, on the third Mondays of 
May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Eighth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the cofunty of Coflfee, on the first Mondays of 
Match and September. 

For the county of Grundy, on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Warren, on the first Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Lincoln, on the fourth Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Franklin, on the third Mondays 
of May and November. 

For the county of Van Buren, on the first Mondays 
of June and December. 

The Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Davidson, on the first Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Williamson, on the fourth Mon- 
days of April and October. 

The Circuit Courts for the Tenth Circuit shall be 
held as follows: 

For the county of Montgomery, on the first Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Robertson, on the first Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Cheatham, on the fourth Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Stewart, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 



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For the county of Dickson, on the fourth Mondays 
of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Eleventh Circuit shall 
be held as follows: 

For the county of Marshall, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the cotinty of Lewis, on the second Mondays of 
April and October, 

For the county of Giles, on the fourth Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Maury, on the second Mondays 
of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts of the Twelfth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Hardin, on the fourth Mondays 
of February and August. 

For the county of McNairy, on the second Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Wayne, on the third Mondays of 
February and August. 

For the county of Lawrence, on the first Mondays 
of February and August* 

For the county of Perry, on the first Mondays of 
April and October. 

For the county of Decatur, on thfe fourth Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Hickman, on the second Mondays 
of April and October. 

The Circuit Courts for the Thirteenth Circuit shall 
be held as follows : 

For the county of Carroll, on the third Mondays of 
January and July. 

For the county of Benton, on the third Mondays of 

February and August. 

For lie county of Henryy on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 



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For the county of "Weakley, on the fourth Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Humphreys, on the third Mon- 
days of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Fourteenth Circuit shall 
be held as follows : 

For the county of Madison, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Haywood, on the first Mondays 
of April and October. 

For the county of Henderson, on the first Mondays 
of May and November. 

The Circuit Courts for the Fifteenth Circuit shall be 
held as follows: 

For the county of Tipton, on the first Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Shelby, on the fourth Mondays 
of March and September. 

For the county of Fayette, on the third Mondays of 
April and second Mondays of October. 

For the county of Hardeman, on the third Mondays 
of February and August. 

The Circuit Courts for the Sixteenth Circuit shall be 
held as follows : 

For the county of Lauderdale, on the second Mon- 
days of March and September. 

For the county of Dyer, on the fourth Mondays of 
March and September. 

For the county of Obion, west of the Lake, on the 
first Mondays of April and October, and at Troy, in said 
county, O!) the second Mondays of April and October. 

For the county of Gibson, on the first Mondays of 
May and November. 

The Common Law and Chancery Court of the City 
of Memphis shall be held on the second Mondays of 
May and November, with power to hold special terms 
thereof, as now prescribed by law. 



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The Law Court of Chattanooga, shall be held on 
the first Mondays of June and December. 

The Circuit Court for the county of Sumner shall 
be held, on the fourth Mondays of April and October* 
Judge of the Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the Circuit Court 
Vm^^T^ Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, shall hold the 
oonrti. Chancery Courts in Fentress, Morgan, Scott and Cum- 

berland counties at the same times and places they hold 
the Circuit Courts ; and the Circuit Judge shall hold 
the Chancery Courts in Van Buren and Putnam 
counties at the same times and places the Circuit 
Courts are held in those Circuits, 
civil tuitt, now S*c. 5. Be it further enacted, Th&t all civil suits 
pending, whoa which may now be pending in the Circuit Courts of 
this State, or in the Common Law and Chancery Courts 
of the City of Memphis, on the Law side thereof, or 
in the Law Court of Chattanooga, and which would, 
according to the rules of practice in said Courts, ^tand 
for trial at the time this Act takee^ efiect, shall be 
placed u^on' the trial docket at the first term of the 
Courts mentioned in the preceding Section of this 
Act. 

All other civil suits now pending, shall be placed 
upon the appearance or issue docket of said Courts, 
and shall not stand for trial until the second term 
thereof; Provided, this Act shall not apply to ex parte 
applications or to suits in which the parties may consent 
to a triJEil. 
^ -. . V Sec. 6. Be it further enacted. That the several 

Goorte to haye "^ 

same^ jnrisdic^ Coufts mentioned in the third Section of this Act shall 
fore ^ ^*"**^ \i9i^e the same jurisdiction which they have heretofore 
had'; and all process in civil cases, which may have 
been issued returnable to the next ensuing term of 
said Courts, shall be returnable to the first term of 
the Courts which shall be held under this Act, in like 
manner as such process would have been returnable 
to the next term after the .issuance thereof. 



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Sec. 7. Be it fwriher enacted^ That all the Circnit 
Courts of this State exercieing Criminal Jurisdiction, 
shall hold their sessions for the trial of Criminal causes 
for one term only, at the places and at the period fixed 
by the laws heretofore in force for their next ensuing 
terms respectively. 

Sbc. 8. Be it further enacted, That Section 3021 ofsecaoeiofth* 
the Code, be and the same is hereby repealed ; and '•«*■*•*• 
that all executions heretofore issuing from the Supreme 
Court, shall be returnable to the next ensuing term 
thereof. 

Seo« 9. Be it further enacted. That all causes Appeals from 
transferred by appeal from Justices of the Peace to ''"**"*•' ^*^'*^- 
the Circuit or Common Law Courts, shall stand for 
trial at the second term of said Courts. 

Sbo. 10. Be it further enacted. That all Statutes of statutes of 
Limitations barring civil actions or remedies,, or the ^|J!j,^jiJ|^' 
bringing of suits, or the presentation or filing of 
claims, be suspended for and during the present war > 
and that during said period, the lapse of time shall 
not be computed so as to bar, to any extent, the plaintiff, 
or to release, in any degree, the defendant. 

Sbo. 11. Be U further enacted, That all judgments, ^^^ entsand 
or decrees, rendered by Courts of Record, shall con- decrees to con- 
stitute a lien on the real estate of the defendant for '***"*• ' "•''• 
two years, from and after the rendition thereof. 

Sbo. 12. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts 
of laws coming in conflict with the provisions of this 
Act, be and the same are hereby repealed, and this 
Act shall take efiTect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

S^feaker of the Howe of Representative*, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, January 24, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT. to roiMAl ih« Act oiMting a 8nporviaor of Banks of thi« 8UU. 

Penalties of Be it euacted by the General Assembly of the State of 

Bank Code Tmnessee, That the office of Supervisor of Banks in 
this State be and the same is hereby abolished. 

Be it further enacted, That the Banks in this State 
are hereby permitted to remain in a state of suspension 
of specie payments during the existing war and for one 
year thereafter, and the provisions of Sections six and 
eleven of an Act entitled an Act to reform and regulate 
the business of Banking in Tennessee, passed February 
8, 1860, be and the same are hereby suspended during 
the War and for one year thereafter, except so much 
of the sixth Section, as requires that the issue of siaid 
Banks shall not exceed two dollars of circulation for 
one dollar of actual paid in capital. 
Banks to report ^^ *^ fuvther cnacied^ That each Bank in this State 
to oomptroiier. fihall uiakc quarterly statements, under oath of the 
President and Cashier, to the Comptroller of the State, 
showing their condition ; this statement shall show, 
under seperate heads, the amount of coin, the sums due 
from banks in this State ; the amount due from banks 
out of the State, and the entire amount of its bills, notes 
and other assets. It shall also show the entire extent of 
its liabilities, including circulation, deposits, amounts 
due other banks in the State and out of the State, 
which statement the Comptroller shall cause to be 
published in a daily newspaper. 

JBe it further enactedj That no further call shall be 
made on the Free Banks for a deposit of Bonds. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Sppaker of the Hbute of Rqfresentativea. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, December 19, 1861. 



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CHAPTER 61. 

AK ACT to grant power to thn Banks in the State of Tonnessee to remove their looa« 
tioDS if they apprehend danger from an'inrading enemy, and for other pnrposes. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the 0-eneral Assembly o/B<^nkiof 
the State of TenneMee^ That during the existence of the Tenneweo 

-__ -r.i*»t-fM -I J authorised to 

present war, snould any Bank of this State apprehend Nmo^e their 
an attack upon the town or city where they are located, ^^***<'°"' 
deem it advisable for the safety of their capital, or for 
the purpose of enabling them to transact their regular 
business, to remove, With its capital and effects, to 
some other point in any State, of greater satety, the 
said Bank shall have the privilege and right, to make 
such removal, and shall have full power to conduct 
their business at the point to which they may have 
removed; Provided^ that so soon as the existing war 
shall have ended, any Bank ha^^ing availed itself of 
the privileges conferred by this Act, shall remove back 
to its original place of doing business ; Provided^ that 
all protests of Notes, Bills, Checks and all other Bank 
paper, shall be as valid and effective to bind endorsers 
and drawers made at such place of removal as if 
protested at the regular places of business of said 
BankSf respectively. 

Sbo. 2^ Sett further etiacted^ That the Stockholaers Bank of Mcm- 
of the Bank of Memphis are hereby authorized to p"" ^'^^"Kwi 
change their organization from a free to a Stock Bank ; stock ^ank. 
and the Stockholders in said Bank, their associates, 
successors and assigns, with their present capital stock, 
are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate 
Under the name and style of the ** Bank of Memphis ;" 
by such name may sue and be sued, plead and be 
impleaded, may have succession and existence for 
fifteen years after the organization under this charter, 
may have a common seal, and may hold real estate and 
other property for Banking purposes, or such as may be 
obtained in payment of debts, or in mortgages, or other- 
wise, for the legitimate business of their incorporation* 



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Capital Stock. 



^rlTllegM 
granted to the 
Bank of Middle 
Tennessee con- 
tered on Bank 
of Memphis. 



Merchants and 
Planters Bank 
of Memphis. 



Captal Stock. 



Sbc. 3, Be it further enacted^ That the capital stock 
of said Bank may be increased from time to time until 
it reaches Three Hundred Thousand Dollars, whenever 
the Stockholders shall pay up in Gold and Silver Coin 
any amount not less than Ten Thousand Dollars, but 
at no time shall the actual circulation be permitted to 
exceed two to one of actual paid up capital, as provided 
in the sixth Section of the Act to reform and regulate 
the business of Banking in Tennessee. 

Sec. 4. Be it farther enacted^ That all the rights, 
powers and privileges granted to the Bank of Middle 
Tennessee by its charter, passed March 1, 1860, are 
hereby granted to the Bank of Memphis, and shall be 
governed by the same fundamental articles, and sul^ject 
to the same rules as those prescribed for said Bank of 
Middle Tennessee, in the Act aforesaid. 

Sec. 5. Be U further enacted^ That the Merchants 
and Planters Bank of Memphis shall have until the 
first day of March, 1864> to complete its subscription 
of One Million Dollars of capital stock, and that the 
Board of Directors of said Bank shall consist of five 
instead of twelve members. 

Sbc. 6. Be it futtker enacted^ That the capital stock 
of said Bank shall be Three Hundred Thousand 
Dollars, instead of One Million, as required by the 
charter; and, instead of its Increase to Three Millions 
Dollars, as is permitted by the charter, that it shall not 
exceed One Million of Dollars ; and whenever the 
requisite amount in Gold and Silver is paid upon each 
share subscribed, according to the charter, then said 
Bank may commence operations. 

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted^ That this Act shall 
take effect and be in force from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Spedker of the Houat cf RtpreBentaiwu* 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Sptaker of the Stiutte, 

Passed, March 16, 1862. 



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CHAPTER 52. 

AK ACT to proTide (br the fomlUes of Indigent Soldieiy. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Apptoprifttioiu 
the State of Tennessee^ That the sum of four hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars annually, for the years 1862 and 
1863, be and the same is hereby appropriated for the 
relief of the families of indigent soldiers now in the 
service of the State of Tennessee, or the Confederate 
States of America, or that may hereafter enter the 
service from this State. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted^ That to raise said Fund, how 
fund the whole amount of revenue now in the treasury, '•'^ 
or which may hereafter be paid into the treasury, for 
th^ above named years, from any and all sources for 
common school purposes, except the sum of one 
hundred thousand dollars per annum, and all property 
and monies accruing to the school fund from escheats, 
and two thousand dollars in lieu of land tax, is hereby 
appropriated; and there is hereby levied an annual 
tax for the years 1862 and 1863, of nine cents on each 
one hundred dollars wortt of property in this State, 
now subject to tax by law ; twenty -five cents on each 
one hundred dollars worth of merchandize purchased 
for sale, whether in or out of the State, and twenty-five 
per cent, additional tax upon all other privileges ; said 
tax to be collected and paid into the treasury of the 
State, as the other revenue of the State now is, by the 
Kevenue Collectors of the several counties, for which 
said Collectors shall receive one-fourth of the com- 
missions allowed them for collecting other taxes. 

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted^ That said fund shall 

be paid by the Treasurer, quarterly in advance, out of 

any monies, not otherwise appropriated, to the order 

of the County Trustees for the several Counties of 

this State, in pi'oportion to the number of indigent 
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families, and the number in each family, to be ascer^ 
tained as hereinafter provided. 

Sbc. 4. Be it further enacted^ That the Judge, or 
Chliirman, of the County Court, the Clerk of the 
County Court, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 
and their successors in office, for each County, be and 
they are hereby constituted a "Board ex-officio^'* one 
of whom shall be Secretary, for each County, to be 
Boasdt of luiiai: called the "Board of Relief^'' for the families of 
indigent soldiers, whose duty it shall be to appoint 
one or more Commissioners in each Civil District 
in the County, or each Ward in any City, but not 
to exceed three in any one District or Ward, and to 
perform such other duties as are imposed by this Act, 
and in the event of the failure or refusal of the above 
named officers in any County to act on said Board, 
the Governor of the State shall appoint three citizens 
of such County, who shall constitute the Board. 
DntiM of oom- Sec. 5. Be %t further enacted^ That it shall be the 
?'"*f^" •^^ duty of such Commissioners, in each Civil District or 

B«urdiofB«l|«f. •^ ' 

Ward, to ascertain the number of indigent fiimilies, 
and members of such £Eimilies of soldiers in the service 
from their respective Dibtricts or Wards, as soon after 
the passage of this Act as possible, and quarterly 
thereafter, and make respective reports, on oath, to 
said Board by the first day of March, or as soon as 
practicable, and quarterly thereafter ; and it shall be 
the duty of said Board immediately to report the 
whole number of indigent famiUes, and members of 
said faniilies, of soldiers in the service from such 
County, to the Treasurer of the State, which shall be 
filed in his office, 
pn^ of coimtj Ssc. 6. Bc it further eruicted^ That it shall be the 
Tnatae. ^^^ ^£ ^^ Couuty Trustce to pay over monthly, upon 

the warrant of the Chairman of said Board, counter- 
signed by the Secretary, to said Commissioners in 
each District or Ward, the apportiontment of such 



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District or Ward, to be ascertained by said Board, 
which shall be applied by such Commissioners to the 
support of such indigent families, having due regard 
to the number ia the families, their condition, and 
necessities. 

Sbo. 7. Be it further enacted^ That it shall be the commi«oii«ri 
duty of the Commissioners to make quarterly settle- to oMkeqiurtMN 
ments, on oath, with said Board, showing the evidences *^'***'^"*"' 
of the disbursement of the funds so audited to them ; 
and it shall be the duty of said Board to keep a 
record of such settlements in a well bound book, to 
be kept for that purpose. 

Sbc. 8. Be it further enacted^ That the County Trustees 
of each County in this State are hereby required to oomity TrvtM- 
enter into bond and security, to be approved of by the ^*^'**** 
County Court, for the faithful performance of the 
duties required by this Act ; and said Trustees shall 
receive one half of one per cent, on the sums received 
and paid out by them, as compensation for the services 
herein required of them. 

Sec. 9. J5eU further enacted^ That the families ofFasfliMor 



soldiers who are killed, or who die while in the service, •ntiti«d to tiiT* 
shall be entitled to the benefits of this Act, for the **»•**■<>' *"■ 
time that said soldier had enlisted, and the fitmilies of 
widows, who have sons in the service, upon whose 
labor fiaid families are dependent, are also entitled to 
its benefits. 

Sbo. 10. Be it further enacted^ That to meet the Hownat 
exigencies of the present year, the Governor is hereby JJ^^^^J^ 
authorized to borrow, for the use of the Treasury, the 
sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars, from the 
Bank of Tennessee, and to issue Coupon Bonds to the 
President and Directors of said Bank, to the amount 
so borrowed, having ten years to run, with the privilege 
of payment at any time within that time, and bearing 
interest at the xate of six per cent, per annum, payable 



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on the first day of Jaauary and the first day of July 
of each year^ at the counter of said Bank, at JSTashville, 
which sum shall be apportioned and paid out by the 
Treasurer to the several County Trustees as provided 
in this Act. 
BoardB of Beuef Sbc. 11. Be it further enacted^ That if any of the 
coLtteT**"* County Courts of this State have borrowed, or other- 
wise raised, or expended money for the purpose of 
supporting the families of indigent soldiers, for the 
present year, it shall be lawful for said Board appointed 
under this Act, to reimburse the counties for monies 
so expended, out of the money received under the pro- 
visions of this Act. And it shall be also lawful for 
qomity Courts Buch County Courts of this State as have levied a tax 
^er te*4^g *^r ^^ y®^^ 1862, for the purposes aforesaid, to rescind 
*«• the order or Act levying such tax. 

Seo. 12. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 
e£Eect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Repreeentativea. 

EDWABD S. CHEATHAM, 

Sftaker of iht Smote. 

Passed, Febroary 11, 1862. 



OHAPTEB 68. 

AH ACT to proTido for the defense of the State. 

Section 1. Be U enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That the better to provide for 
the defense of the State, the Governor be and he is 
hereby authorized to call for and accept the services 
of volunteer troops, not exceeding thirty thousand, 
consisting of Infantry, Cavalry, Mounted Riflemen, 
and Artillery, in such proportions ^s he may deem 
expedient, to serve for a period of not less than two, 
or" more than six months, as shall be specified in the 
call, but may be soonor discharged by the Governor, 



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whenever the emergency may be met, or the special 
service performed, for which they were called, and 
when organized to be called the Tennessee Guard. 

Bec. 2. Be it further enofiiedy That the troops to 
be raised under the provisions of this Act, shall be 
called for in companies, and shall elect their own 
company officers, save the Artillery, for whom the 
Governor shall appoint the officers. Said troops shall 
be mastered into service as companies, and may be 
attached to existing Battalions and Regiments, as the 
Governor-shall direct, or they may be organized into 
Battalions, Regiments, Brigades, and Divisions, as the 
Governor may deem expedient, under the provisions 
of the Act of the 6th of May, 1861, entitled an Act 
to raise, organize and equip a provisional force, and 
for other purposes. 

Sbc. 8. Be it further enacted^ That said troops, 
when organized into Battalions and Regiments, shall 
elect their own Colonels and Majors. The Governor 
shall appoint the Generals, and shall appoint a sufficient 
number of Quartermasters and Commissaries^ and their 
Assistants ; and shall appoint the Surgeons, and their 
Assistants, as well as theSta£f of the General Officers. 

Sbc 4. Be it further enacted^ That the pay and 
subsistence of all the officers and privates shall be the 
same as is prescribed for Confederate officers and 
privates of like grade, but they shall be entitled to 
pay and subsistence only for the time they may be in 
actual service. 

Sbc. 5, Be it further enacted^ That said troops be 
required to arm and equip themselves, or may be 
furnished with arms by the Governor, as he shall 
prescribe in the call. Said troops shall be mainly 
employed by the Governor in the defense of the State, 
at such points as he may deem proper, but he shall 
have the power to send said force, or any part of it, to 
aid in repelling the enemy in any adjoining State. 



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Sec. 6. Be it further enacted^ That the Govei*nor be 
authorized (if, in his opiQion, the defense of theState 
shall require it,) to cause to be built or fitted up a 
suitable number of gun boats, and have them properly 
armed and manned for the defense of the Tennessee 
and Cumberland Bivets* 

Sbo. 7. Be it further enacted^ That the Governor be 
authorized to arm the State in the most speedy and 
practicable manner, and to accomplish this, he is 
hereby authorized to send Ageuts to Bichmond and 
to other places, and may offer and give such prices as 
will insure a speedy supply. 

Sbo* 8. Be it further enacted^ That for the purpose 
of arming, equipping, paying, and maintaining said 
troops, and defraying the expenses, incidental to 
carrying into effect the provisions of this Act, the 
Governor be and he is hereby authorized to cause 
Bonds of the State of Tennessee to be issued similar, 
in all respectSj to the Bond^ of the State heretofore 
issued under the provisions of an Act passed 6th May, 
1861, entitled an Act ^^to raise, organize, and equip 
a provisional force and for other purposes," or he may 
cause Treasury I^otes to be issued, payable at such 
time, and bearing such rate per cent, interest, not to 
exceed eight per cent., as he may deem expedient at 
the time. 

Sbo. 9. Be it further enacted^ That nothing in this 
Act shall be so construed as to excuse the Governor 
from obeying and filling the requisitions of the 
Confederate Government upon the State for troops. 

Sbo. 10. Be it further enacted^ That this Act take 

effect from and after its passage. 

EDWHSr A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houte of Mepreeentativet, 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March 19, 1862. 



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CHAPTEE 64. 

AK AOT to proTld* for th0 pftyniMit of ^% War Tax. 

Section 1. Beit enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tenrussee^ That the State hereby assames 
and agrees to pay the War Tax, to be assessed upon 
the property etc, of the people of the State of Ten- 
nessee, in obedience to the provisions of the Act of the 
Congress of the Confederate States of America, 
approved August 19, 1861, and entitled " An Act to 
authorize the issue of Treasury Kotes, and to provide 
a War Tax for their redemption," and for the 
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, 
the Governor of this State is hereby directed and 
empowered to issue and dispose of the Bonds of the 
State of Tennessee to a sufficient amount to pay said 
Tax, similar in all respect to the Bonds of the 
State heretofore issued, except that one fifth of 
said Bonds shall be payable one year after their 
date, one fifth two years after their date, one fifth in 
three years after their date, one fifth in four years after 
their date, and one fifth five years after their date ; and 
should the War Tax exceed Two Millions of Dollars, 
Bonds of a like description shall be issued to meet 
such excess, to mature at such time thereafter that not 
more than four hundred thousand dollars of said Bonds 
shall fall due for any one year, all to be flated on first 
day of April, 1862, and to bear interest at the rate of 
eight per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, 
at such point as may be designated in said Bonds, and 
said Bonds shall be in denominations of not less than 
one hundred dollars, and not more than one thousand 
dollars, to each of which shall be attached coupons for 
the interest due thereon. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enqfited, That* the faith and 
credit of the State of Tennessee is hereby pledged for 
the payment of said Bonds and the interest on the 



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same ; and that for the next five years an annual tax 
of ten cents on the one hundred dollars of property 
subject to taxation by existing laws, and one fourth of 
one per centum upon the dollar of merchandize on 
invoice price, whether bought in or out of the State, 
and ten cents on the poll, shall be assessed and collected 
as a special tax for the purpose of paying said Bonds 
and interest at maturity : Provided^ that no person, 
who is the head of a family shall be required to pay -a 
tax under this Act, whose taxable property does not 
amount to the sum of five hundred dollars. 

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted^ That all money on 
hand, or on deposit, in or out of the State, and all 
stocks in corporations, which are not by law forbidden, 
and all County, and all County and State Bonds, shall 
be subject to taxation under this Act. 

Sec. 4- Be it farther enacted^ That the Banks of this 
State are hereby specially authorized to invest their 
means in said Bonds, and said Banks purchasing any 
of said Bonds shall have the privilege of classing 
Bonds so purchaised in the classification of their assets 
as specie funds ; Provided^ That the State shall have 
the right to pay said Bonds so purchased by saidBanka 
in their own notes ; and Provided farther^ That all the 
Bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall be 
free from State, County, Corporation and other taxes 
in the hands of* individuals or corporations. 

Sec. 5. Be it further encccted^ That the Governor is 
authorized and requested to issue and negotiate said 
Bonds as soon as practicable for the Treasury Notes of 
the Confederate States of America, and with such 
Treasury Kotes to pay the Government of the 
Confederate States^ on or before the first day of April, 
1862, the amount of said War Tax assessed appn the 
property of the people of the State of Tennessee, less 
ten per centum thoreon, as provided in the twenty- 



65 

fourth Section of said Act of Congress, approved 
August 19, 1861, as aforesaid. 

Sbo» 6. Be it further enacted^ That Revenue Col- 
lectors shall be entirtled to receive for their services in 
collecting this special tax, only one-half of the 
Commissions and fees allowed them for collecting the 
general revenue of the State and counties. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

speaker of the Jffouee of Rqn'eeentatives, 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Passed, March 18, 1862. 



CHAPTER 55. 

AK ACT to establish an Ordnance Bnreaa and for other porpoBee. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee^ That a Bureau, to be called the 
"Ordnance Bureau of the State of Tennessee," be 
and the same is hereby established, and that it shall 
consist of the Governor, ex-officiOj and three other 
persons, to be appointed by the Governor and con- 
firmed by the General Assembly in Convention, whose 
term of office shall be two years, and until their 
successors shall be appointed and confirmed, and in 
the event of a vacancy in said Bureau by death 
resignation, or otherwise, the same shall be filled by 
the Governor. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enactedy That it is the object 
of the creation of said Bureau, and it shall be their 
duty to procure, by purchase or manufacture, or both, 
arms, accoutrements, and munitions of all sorts, of the 
most approved kind, and in the shortest time possible, 
all of which, when so procured, shall be safely kept, 
and shall be subject to the requisition of the Governor 
of the State. 



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Sbo. 8. Be it further enactedj That snch arms, ac- 
contrementB and munitions, as the State may possess, 
her armory, its machinery, tools, etc., and all other ma- 
chinery, tools, etc., adapted to the making of arms, as 
well as all available materials, tools, etc«, which have 
not been used by the Commissioners of the Capitol, are 
hereby transferred to said Bureau, in furtherance of 
the object herein intended. 

Bbo. 4. Be it further enacled. That said Bureau is 
hereby authorized tomake contracts with other armor- 
ies, arms companies and gunsmiths for the manufacture 
of guns, the barrels, locks, and other component parts 
thereof, being furnished by said Bureau. 

Sbo. 5. Be it further enaciedy That said Bureau 
shall have the right to make or repair arms, accoutre- 
ments, etc., for the Confederacy, or any State or States 
thereof with the consent of the Governor, receiving 
just compensation therefor. 

Sbo. 6, Be it further enacted^ That said Bureau, 
its successors, etc., shall have the right to purchase or 
lease and hold whatever real estate, and erect thereon 
whatever buildings may be necessary to*carry on their 
operations. 

Sbc* 7. Be it further enacted^ That said Bureau 
are hereby authorized to use all legal steps that may 
be necessary to enable them to get possession of all 
public arms that may be found in private hands. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enacted. That the members of 
said Bureau, its agents and operatives, shall be exempt 
from jury and military service. 

Sbo. 9. Be it further enacted. That said Bureau 
shall have the use of the crypts or basement of the 
Capitol for the storage of arms, or other purposes of an 
arsenal, with the exception of gunpowder. 

Sbc. 10. Be it further enacted, That in order to 
carry the foregoing objects into effect, the Bank of 
Tennessee is hereby directed to pay from time to time, 



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upon the written order of the Chairman of said Bu- 
rean, such sums as may be required, not exceeding 
Three Hundred Thousand Dollars, and that said Bank 
may be reimbursed, the Governor is hereby author- 
ised to issue to the President and Directors thereof, 
Coupon Bonds to the said amount, having thirty years 
to run, and bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, 
per annum, payable on the 1st of January and the 1st 
of July of each year : Providedy That not more than 
Fifty Thousand Dollars to be drawn from the Bank, 
as provided in this Section, shall be expended for 
building purposes, or in the purchase of real estate or 
both. 

Ssc. 11. Be it further enactedy That it shall be the 
duty of said Bureau to make a report to each reg- 
ular session of the Legislature, accompanied by the 
proper vouchers. 

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted^ That the Bureau 
shall appoint one of their members Treasurer, and 
take of him a sufficient bond and security for the 
faithful expenditure of the funds put under his con- 
trol, and may allow him compensation for his services, 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars per annum. 

Seo. 18. Be it further enacted^ That the Militia 
Laws of this State be so amended that after the passage 
of this Act, the officers of companies shall be the 
same as those adopted by the Gk>vernment of the Con- 
federate States, for the Army thereof, and when called 
into actual service, the number of men in fiaid compa- 
nies shall conform to the number required in the organ- 
ization of companies in the Army of the Confederate 
States, and in the event that the number detailed for 
actual service does not amount to the minimum 
number, then said company so deficient shall be con- 
solidated, by order of the Colonel, with other companies 
of the same regiment. 



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Sec. 14. Be it further enacted^ That in theabsenc 
of Major and Brigadier Generals from their commands, 
whenever a requisition is made by the Governor upon 
the militia to go into actual service, he may designate 
one of the militia of said Division or Brigade to act as 
Major or Brigadier General, as the case may be ; and 

in like case in the absence of Colonels from their 
commands, the Brigadier General may designate one 
of the militia of his Brigade to act as Colonels in the 
regiments ; and in like case in the absence of Captains 
and other compatiy officers, the Colonels of regiments 
may designate one of the militia of said company to 
act as Captain. Immediately upon arrival at general 
rendezvous, the force called out by the Governor shall 
proceed to the election of their company and regi- 
mental officers, and when so organized, the temporary 
appointments herein authorized shall cease, and said 
force shall be governed by the officers so elected by 
them at said rendezvous, and the said force shall have 
no higher or other organization than that by regiments. 

Sec. 15. Be it further enacted. That it shall be, in 
order to promote economy, whenever it shall appear 
that the details from regiments fail to make the 
minimum number required in regimental organization^ 
then it shall and may be lawful for the Major Genera 
or Brigadier General commanding, to order the con- 
solidation of companies, so as to effect full regimental 
organization. 

Sec, 16. Be it further enacted. That all laws ex- 
cusing Militia men from bearing arms at regimental, 
battalion or company musters, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 17. Be it further enacted. That it shall be the 
duty of each Militia man, to bring with him to the 
to the muster of his company, upon call of his captain 
or other superior officer, any gun or guns and accou- 
trements he may have, a failure to do which shall 



69 

subject him to a fine not less than fifteen dollars, and 
such other punishment as a Court Martial may ad- 
judge. 

Sbc. 18. Be it further enaciedy That it shall be and 
is hereby made the duty of captains of companies, 
to collect all the arms belonging to citizens, within the 
bounds of their respective companies, who are not in 
actual service as Militia men, which he will return to 
the Colonel commanding, who shall appoint three dis* 
interested freeholders, to assess the value of said arms. 
Upon the ascertainment of the value thereof, as thus 
provided, the Colonel shall give his receipt for said 
arms, to the owner thereof, to. whiom the State will 
make compensation. It shall be the duty of said CoU 
onel, to hold said arms, subject to the order of his 
superior officers, and report the number as well as the 
value of each, to the Adjutant General of the State. 
A failure of any Captain or Colonel, to attend to the 
duties herein enjoined, shall subject hicl or them to a 
fine of not less than fifty dollars, and such other punish^^ 
ment as a Court Martial may adjudge. 

Seo. 19. Be It further enacted^ That if any citizen 
shall refuse, upon demand by proper legal officer, to 
deliver up any arms required for the common defense, 
or shall conceal the same, on conviction thereof, shall 
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined not less 
than twenty five nor more than fifty dollars. 

Sec. 20. Be it further enacted^ That all laws requir- 
ing the Militia of this State to be drilled according to 
the system of tactics, known as ** Scott's " be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that said Militia shall be 
drilled according to the system known as " Hardee's. " 
Sec 21. Be it further enaciedj That in order to 
more completely provide for the defense of the State, 
the Governor be and is hereby authorized to appoint 
one or more agents in each county, who shall have full 
power to collect, receive and take, (calling to his aid 



70 

such force as may be necessary to the execution of 
this authority), the arms of the citizens of the State, 
for which said agent shall give the owner a receipt, 
certifying to the value of the arms so taken, upon 
which compensation will be made by the State. In 
case the owner is not satisfied with the value assessed 
by said agent, he may, upon presenting said certificate 
to the Circuit Judge in his county, file an application 
to have the value thereof ascertained, and it shall be 
the duty of said Judge to appoint three disinterested 
freeholders to ascertain and determine, upon proof, 
the value of the a.rms so taken, who shall certify the 
same upon the bsfck of such agent's certificate, and 
said assessment shall be deemed the true value thereof. 
But this application shall not operate so as to delay 
the agent aforesaid in the removal of the arms so taken 
by him. 

Sec. 22. Be it further enacted^ That telegraph 
operators, necessary employes on railroads, and all 
persons actuscUy employed in the Quartermaster's 
Commissary, and other departments of the Confederate 
States, and all persons engaged in the manufacture of 
arms, powder and munitions of war for the State of 
Tennessee or the Confederate States, be and they are 
hereby exempted from service in the militia of the 
State. 

S:bo. 2S. Be it further enactedj That all guns not 
received by the Coloneld or agents shall be retained in 
the county for home defense, and that the County 
Courts are authorized to appoint a County Guard of 
such number as they may think proper for home pro- 
tection, to be composed of such citizens as are not 
called into actual service : Provided^ That after the 
guns have been delivered up under this Act, any citizen 
may purchase or have manufactured guns for home 
defence, which shall not be subject to impressment un- 
der this Act. 



Tl 

Sbo. 24. Be it further enacted^ That all laws and 
parts of laws coming in conflict with the provisions of 
this Act be and the same are hereby repealed, and that 
this Act take effect from and after its passage. 

EDWIN A. KEBBLE, 

Speaker of the ffouse of Represenialive*. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Senate, 

Passed, November 20, 1861. 



CHAPTER 56. 

An Act to defray the eocpenges of the General Assembly of 1861 and 1862. 

Section 1. Be it enacted By the General Assembly of 
the State of Tennessee, That the Comptroller of the 
Treasury issue his warrant to each niember of the Sen- 
ate and House of Eepresentatives for the sum stated 
to be due to each in the annexed report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Sbo. 2. Be it further enacted. That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant to the ofScers of the Senate and 
House of Representatives, viz: to Franc. M. Paul, 
for eight hundred and sixteen dollars, as principal 
Clerk of the Senate ; to James W. Rogan, for eight 
hundred and sixteen dollars, as Assistant Clerk of 
the Senate ; to Wm. J. Moss, for five hundred and 
forty-four dollars, as principal Doorkeeper of the 
Senate ; to Julius B. Bridges, five hundred and forty- 
four dollars, as messenger of the Senate ; to Fred. S. 
De Wolfe, for eight hundred and sixteen dollars &q 
principal Clerk of the House of Representatives; to 
Thos. E. S. Russwurm, for six hundred and twenty- 
four dollars as first Assistant Clerk of the House of 
Representatives ; to Henry Liggett, Jr., for eight hun- 
dred and sixteen dollars, as Engrossing Clerk of the 
House of Representatives ; to Jabez G. Mitchell, for 
five hundred and forty-four dollars, as principal Boor- 
keeper ot the House of Representatives; to A. Hill, 



72 

for five hundred and forty-four dollars, as Assistant 
Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, 

Seo. 3. Be it further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
shall issue his warrant to Ed. 8. Cheatham Speaker of 
the Senate, for two hundred and eight dollars, for 
services of the boy Buck, for attending in the Senate. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted That the Comptroller 
issues his warrant to A. Keeble, Speaker of the House 
of Bepresentative3, for two dollars a day, during the 
session at Nashville, for the services of the porter, for 
attending upon the House of Representatives. 

Sec. 6. Be it farther enacted^ That the Principal 
Clerk of the Senate, shall file the papers of the Senate 
in the office of the Secretary of State, and close his 
business after the adjournment, for which he shall be 
allowed his per diem for seven days service ; and that 
said Clerk be allowed thirty cents per page for copying 
the unfinished journal ; and that the Comptroller issue 
his warrant for the same. 

Sbq. 6. Be it further enacted^ That Fred. S. De 
Wolfe, Prihcipal Clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives shall file the papers of the House of Representa- 
tives in the Office of Secretary of State, and close 
his business after the adjournment, for which he shall 
be allowed his per diem for seven days service^ and 
that said Clerk be allowed thirty cents per page for 
copying the unfinished journal and that the Comp- 
troller issue his warrant for the same. 

Sec. 7. Be U further enacted j That the Comp- 
troller issue his warrant, and pay the several publishers 
of the city papers furnisihed the General Assembly, and 
laid upon the table of each member, every day of the 
session, at the current subscription price of the same, 
at the expense of the State. 

Sbo. 8. Be it further enaciedf That the Secretary 
of State, cause one copy of the Acts and Journals of 
this session of the General Assembly, to be bound for 



78 

each member of both Houses, and the officers of the 
same and distributed respectively to them. 

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That the sum of 
two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, be allowed 
W. F. McGregor, as Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion for the years 1860 and 1861, for services, and 
necessary assistance employed in distributing the school 
fund to each school district in the State, and that the 
Comptroller issue bis warrant for the same. 

Sec. 10. Be it further enacted^ That the Comp- 
troller issue his warrant to Mr. Speaker Keeble for ten 
dollars for boy George, for furnishing towels for both 
Houses of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 11. Be it further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant upon the Treasurer for fifty dollars, 
in favor of the Secretuy of State, for extra clerical 
services, in preparing tables of the census, for the nse 
of this General Assembly. 

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted^ That the Secretary of 
State be authorized to draw his draft on the Treasurer 
of the State for $ , to pay the funeral expenses 

of Qen'l Felix K ZoUicoffer. 

Sec. 13. Be it further enactedy That the Secretary, 

Treasurer and Comptroller be authorized to audit the 
claims for public printing, and the Comptroller issue 
his warrant for the same. 

Sec. 14. Be it further eruuted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant to John D. Swon, for fonr dollars, for 
one day's service as Doorkeeper of the Senate, in 
organizing the same. 

Sec. 15. Be it further enactedy That the Comptroller 
issue his Warrant to John McClarin, for six dollars, for 
one day's service as Clerk of the Senate, in organizing 
the same. 

Sec. 16. Be U further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his Warrant to John B. Moseley, for twelve 



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74 

dollars, for three days' service as Doorkeeper of the 
Senate. 

Sec. 17. Be it further enacted^ That the Clerk of the 
Senate, and the principal Clerk of the House of Rep- 
resentatives, shall prepare indiccB to the jonmals of 
their Houses, respectively, for which they shall receive 
one hundred dollars each, and the Comptroller shall 
issue his warrant for the same. 

Skc. 18. Be it further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant to J. G. Mitchell for seven dollars 
and seventy-five cents expended in expenses for absent 
members. 

Sbc. 19. Be U further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant for sixteen dollars and seventy cents 
to W. J. Moss, for traveling expenses in getting up 
members. 

Sbo. 20. Be it further enacted^ That the Secretary 
of State and Comptroller be authorized to audit such 
items of expenses of this General Assembly as may 
not be enumerated in this Act, and the Comptroller 
issue his warrant tor the same. 

Sec. 21. JBa ii^r^Aer enac^^d, That the Comptroller' 
issue his warrant to Jas. P. McDowell, for five dollars, 
money advanced in the funeral expenses of General 
F. K. Zollicoffer. 

Sec. 22. Be it further unacted, That Articles one and 
two, Chapters one and two, Sections 6, 12, 18, 24, 25, 
26, 27, 28 and 29, of the Code of Tennessee be so 
amended as to relieve the public printers and Secretary 
of State of the penalties therein prescribed for failure 
to perform the work thereby imposed upon them in 
the publication and distribution of the Acts and 
Journals, provided the labor is performed within a 
reasonable time, the Comptroller of the Treasury 
exercising a sound discretion in enforcing the penalties. 

Sec 23. Be it further enacted^ That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant to W. D. McNish, for two hundred 



75 

and twenty-five dollars for postage on matter mailed 
by the members. 

Sbo. 24. Be it further enacted^ ThattKe Comptroller 
issue his warrant to J. G. Mitchell, for fifteen dollars, 
to pay for the use of the Hall occupied by the House 
of Bepresentatives. 

Sbo. 25. Be it furtf^er enactedj That the Comptroller 
issue his warrant to Mr. Speaker Eleeble^ for two dollars 
a day, during the session in Memphis, for services of 
the boy Dick, for attending upon the House of Bepr 
resentatives. 

Sbo. 26. Be it further enacted^ That there shall be 
levied an additional tax of fifty per cent, upon the 
regular business of selling at auction ; fifty per cent 
additional tax upon the regular business of selling 
goods, wares and merchandize upon commission; 
seven hundred and fifty dollars, in lieu of all other 
State tax, by all existing insurance companies heretofore 
or hereafter to be chartered by the State ; on sales of 
merchandize by a peddler, fifty per cent, additional 
upon the present tax; upon retailing liquors, one 
hundred per cent, additional tax upon the present law ; 
Seven hundred and fifty dollars upon all Savings 
Institutions doing a Banking business ; on all foreign 
insurance companies two hundred and .fifty dollars, in 
addition to the tax on them by existing laws ; also an 
additional tax of two hundred and fifty dollars on 
brokers. 

Sbo. 27. Be it further enacted. That th^Com^ptroller 
audit the account of Jeptha Gardner, jailor of Weakley 
county, for the amount of dues due and unpaid for 
keeping Workman, indicted for murder . 

in the Circuit Court of Weakley county, and issue his 
warrant for the amount found due : Provided, That 
the Comptroller shall be satisfied from proof that the 
account is just and due, and that the same has never 
been allowed and paid. 



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B^port of tA« Committee on Finance, Bhotoing the mileage and per diem 
tUUnoanee of Membera of the Senate and Houee of Bepreeentativee for 
the Seaeion of the Thirty-Fourth General Aaeemhly and the aggregate 
amount of eaeft. 



SXVATOBI* NaIOS. 



PAULDING ANDERSON 

WASHINGTON BAEROW. 

ROBERT BARTON « 

E. W. BUMPASS^ 

M. D. CARDWBLL 

W. C. DUNLAP 

JAMBS S. HAVRON «... 

W. H« S. HILL. ...«•• ••« ^ 

R. T. HILDRETH 

ALLEN HURST 

JOEL J. JONES 

JAMES T. LANE 

W. H. MAXWELL 

J. A. MoDEARMON 

THOMAS MoNElLLT 

W. P. MORRIS 

SAM*L PICKENS 

JOSEPH L. ROSSON 

JAMBS L. SPURLOGK 

JAMES J. TURNER 

SAM'L TURNEY 

JOHN W. WESTER. 

D. P. WILSON 

E, A. WILSON ., 

SPEAKER CHEATHAM 

BxpussNTATxnts* Haxxs. 

S. V. BOWDEN 

JAMES BRITTON, Jb 

RICHARD P, BROOKS 

W. H. M. BROOKS 

J. J. BUNCH 

B. R. BUTLER 

H. T. CARR 

J. M. CARTER 

J. T. CARTHBL ..., 

ABB CARUNTERS 

H. F. CUMMINGS 

A. L*. DEMOSS , 

a G. DIBRELL 

WM. DONALDSON 

WM. A. DUNLAB 

J. D. EASLEY 

R. M. EDWARDS 

R. G. ELLIS 

B. M. ESTES 

J. EUBANK 

M. J. FISHER 

J. M. FLEMMING. 

WM. FLOYD 

JAMES R. GARDNER 



Days. 
116 


Per diem. 


MUes 
680 


f 464 00 


104 


416 00 




61 


244 00 


680 


188 


582 00 


590 


188 


582 00 


599 


188 


582 00 


682 


87 


348 00 


7^7 


188 


582 00 


86 


188 


582 00 


819 


68 


272 00 


1051 


188 


532 00 


672 


188 


582 00 


876 


183 


582 00 


1191 


183 


582 00 


585 


188 


582 00 


677 


104 


416 00 


200 


76 


804 00 


564 


188 


582 00 


624 


73 


292 00 


200 


58 


212 00 


60 


138 


582 00 


800 


188 


582 00 


970 


188 


582 00 


600 


183 


582 00 


650 


18^ 


798 00 


676 



Mileage. 



$108 80 



100 

94 

95 

101 

117 

5 

181 

168 

107 

140 

190 

98 

108 

82 

90 

99 

82 

9 

128 

155 

96 

104 

108 



80 
40 
84 
12 
92 
76 
04 
16 
52 
16 
56 
60 
82 
00 
24 
84 
00 
60 
00 
20 
00 
00 
16 



Days. 
86 


Per^em. 


Miles 
885 


$844 00 


65 


260 00 


676 


188 


532 00 


750 


188 


582 00 


600 


133 


582 00 


1140 


a88 


582 00 


1290 


138 


532 00 


654 


188 


582 00 


585 


188 


582 00 


860 


107 


428 00 


680 


188 


582 00 


550 


108 


412 00 




15 


60 00 


200 


183 


582 00 


810 


138 


532 00 


550 


188 


532 00 


620 


183 


582 00 


880 


133 


532 00 


86 


99 


396 00 


540 


102 


408 00 


84 


102 


408 00 


240 


133 


582 00 


997 


133 


582 00 


740 


133 


532 00 


610 



$141 
108 
120 

96 
182 
2m 
104 

98 

56 
108 

88 

82 

129 

88 

99 

182 

5 

86 

13 

88 

158 

118 

97 



60 
16 
00 
00 
40 
40 
64 
60 
00 
00 
00 

00 
60 
00 
20 
80 
76 
40 
44 
40 
56 
40 
60 



Total. 

$57F80 
416 00 
844 80 

626 40 

627 84 
688 12 
465 92 
587 76 
668 04 
440 16 

639 52 
672 16 
722 56 
625 60 

640 82 
448 00 
894 24 
681 84 
824 00 
221 60 
660 00 
687 20 

628 00 
086 00 
906 16 



Total. 



$485 60 
868 16 
652 00 

628 00 
714 40 
788 40 
686 64 
625 60 
588 00 
686 70 
620 00 
412 00 

92 00 
661 60 
620 00 
681 20 
664 80 
587 76 
482 40 
421 44 
446 40 
690 56 
650 40 

629 60 



'A* t 



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RMPVEfiVXtAVIVm* Namu. 



JOHN E. GABNER 

ISAAC C. GARRETSON 

JOHN G. HAWKINS 

JAMES M. HEAD 

RICHARD HILL 

H. S. HILL 

R* H. HODSDEN 

SAM»L S. HOUJSE 

A. S. JARNAGIN 

IRA P. JONES 

W. D. JOPLING-,.. 

D. N. KENNEDY 

JOHN LAWS 

J. W. LEA 

J. N. LITTLE „ 

H. C. LOCKHART 

J. J. LOWBRY 

B. F. BIARTIN 

JOHN MARTIN 

W. Y. MARTIN 

W. L. MARTIN. « 

STEPHEN MATHEWS 

J. MoCALLUM 

JAMBS P. McDowell 

w. L. McClelland 

James m. meek .., 

A. M. MILLARD 

AUSTIN MILLER 

THOMAS G^ M08ELEY 

HENRY T. OSBORNE 

THOMAS H. PAINE. 

DANIEL PARKER 

S. K. N. PATTON 

B. F. RAGLAND 

W. R. RANKIN 

J. H. RANDOLPH 

A. 8. ROGERS 

ALFRED ROBB 

D- W. C. SENTER.... 

WM. SIMPSON ^^ 

R. B. SOMERVILLE 

WM. TOLLEY 

WM. C. TUCKER... 

JOSEPH WALKER. .•.•.•.,.• 

WM. WALLACE 

8. H. WOODS 

N. WARD 

JAMES C. WARNER 

STEPHEN D. WHITTEN 

W, H. ROSS 

SPEAKER KEEBLE 



D&ys. 

"188 
188 
138 

76 
188 

67 
133 
183 
188 
188 
183 
183 
188 
188 
102 
102 
188 
183 
188 
108 
188 
102 
138 
102 
188 
102 
188 
188 
188 
188 
188 
133 
188 
138 
102 
138 
188 

76 
138 
188 
188 
188 
183 
188 
102 
188 
188 
188 
188 

81 
133 



Per diem. 



$682 
582 
582 
804 
582 
228 
532 
582 
532 
582 
582 
582 
582 
582 
408 
408 
582 
582 
582 
408 
582 
408 
582 
408 
582 
408 
582 
582 
532 
582 
582 
582 
582 
582 
408 
582 
582 
804 
582 
532 
582 
682 
582 
582 
408 
582 
582 
582 
532 
324 
798 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
08 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Milea 

"^76 
750 
585 
64 
860 
302 

1051 
86 
925 
540 
600 
742 
680 
971 
580 
180 
751 
846 
540 
104 
682 
500 
602 
670 
680 
572 

1225 
576 
692 
616 
585 
647 

1215 
400 
272 

1048 
575 
124 

1002 

1185 
465 
Q50 
544 
900 
564 
702 
748 
771 
686 
605 
640 



Mileage. 



$108 

120 

85 

10 

55 

68 

168 

5 

148 

86 

80 

118 

lOO 

156 

84 

22 

120 

185 

86 

16 

109 

80 

96 

107 

100 

91 

196 

92 

110 

98 

93 

108 

194 

64 

48 

166 

92 

19 

160 

181 

75 

104 

87 

144 

90 

112 

119 

128 

101 

96 

102 



16 
00 
60 
24 
60 
82 
16 
76 
00 
40 
00 
72 
80 
86 
80 
80 
16 
86 
40 
64 
12 
00 
82 
20 
80 
52 
00 
16 
72 
56 
60 
6? 
40 
00 
52 
88 
00 
84 
82 
60 
00 
00 
04 
00 
24 
32 
68 
86 
60 
80 
40 



Total. 



$640 16 
652 00 

617 60 
314 24 
587 60 
296 82 
700 16 
587 76 
680 00 

618 40 
612 60 
660 72 
682 80 
688 86 
492 80 
486 80 
652 16 
667 86 

618 40 
424 44 

641 12 
488 00 
628 32 
515 20 
682 80 
499 52 
728 00 

624 16 

642 72 
680 56 

625 60 
686 50 
726 40 
596 00 
451 62 

, 698 88 
624 00 
828 84 
692 82 
718 60 
607 00 
686 00 

619 04 
676 00 
498 24 
644 82 
651 68 
656 86 
688 60 
420 80 
900 40 



EDWIN A, KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of R^retentaHves, 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Bpeaker of the Senate, 

Passed, March 19, 1862. 



J>  f«K « * ■!,, ••./«-. R.-!^* ^ '**• » 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



2inJMBER 1. 

Joint BMolution to request the Oourts not to hold their Seesions. 

Resolved ly the General Assembly of the State of Ten- 
nessee. That the Judges of the Circuit Court, and 
Chancellors of the State, be requested not to hold 
their Courts fof the trial of cases involving debts or 
money, except such of the parties as may agree to try. 

Resolved, That the Justices of the Peace in this 
State, are requested not to render judgment in any 
case involving the collection of money, except where 
the parties agree thereto. 

Resolved, That the Courts and Justices are also re- 
quested to continue to hold their Courts for the trial of 
criminal causes, and the execution of the criminal law, 
and for the collections of fines, forfeitures, etc., due 
the State or Counties, and for the recovery of money 
from officers who have actually collected the same. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Speaker of the Smote, 

Adopted, March 13, 1862. 



80 
NUMBER 2. 

Joint IkMliittoB to authorise th« Qorarnor to m^point two Ooraminloiion to wttio 
with tiM dUIbr^iit officera of tbo Prorislonal Army of Tennessoe. 

Resolved by the General Asaernbly of the State of Ten- 
nessee^ That two Commissioners shall be appointed by 
the Governor of the State, and confirmed by the 
General Assembly, whos6 duty it shall be to settle 
with the different Quartermasters, Commissaries, Pay- 
masters, Ordnance Officerd, Surgeons, and other 
disbursing officers of the Provisional Army of Ten- 
nessee, for their expenditures of the public moneys of 
the State, with power to send for persons and papers, 
and to examine such persons. It shall be the duty of 
Baid Oomtnissiotiers to make such settlements as 
speedily as possible, and to report upon such expen- 
ditures and all other matters of interest to the State 
growing out of the same, and if they shall not be able 
to make their report during the present session of the 
Legislature, they shall complete it as early as possible, 
and file it with the proof and documentary evidences 
in the office of the Secretary of State, to be presented 
to the next session of the General Assembly. It shall 
also be the duty of said Commissioners, or either one 
of them, to proceed to the seat of Government of the 
Confederate States of America and have audited the 
claims of the State of Tennessee against said Gov- 
ernment, for expenses incurred by said State in the 
war now waged by the United States against the 
Confederate States, and to collect such moneys as may 
be due, as provided for by the League entered into 
between said Government and the State of Tennessee, 
and by the Acts of Congress, and it shall be their duty 
to deposit all moneys thus collected in the Bank of 
Tennessee, to the credit of the State. The said Com- 
missioners in discharging their duty shall have the 
right to vdthdraw the original vouchers of payments 
made by the different disbursing officers, leaving 



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duplicates thereof in the office of the Secretary of 

State. It shall also be their duty to report to the 

! Governor what they shall have done in regard to the 

i^ clauns against the Confederate Government, which 

report ^all be presented to the next session of the 

General Assembly. The compensation of said Com* 

Y missioners shall be eight dollars each per day, out of 

\ which they shall pay all their expenses, including 

traveling expenses and clerk hire, if they employ a 

derk. 

EDWnf A. KEEBLE, 

Sfpeaker of the House of Rq^reeentaiivei. 

EDWAED S. CHEATHAM, 

Spotter of the Senate* 

Adopted, December 13, 1861. 



KUMBEB d. 

Joint BfltolQ^OB to |»OTtti Ibr tlM lottlonioBt of outftAndliig Olaiiai. 

Besohed hy the General Aeeembly of the State of Ten- 
nessee^ That it is hereby made the duty of the Commis- 
sioners appointed to settle with the different officers of 
the Provisional Army of Tennessee, to audit and settle 
all the outstanding claims against the State of Tennessee, 
arising under the Act of the 0th of May^ 1861, entitled 
^' An Act to raise, organize, and equip a provisional 
force, and for other purposes," and that said Commis- 
sioners, upon the settlement of any such claims, are 
authorized to draw upon the Bank of Tennessee for 
such sums as they may find due ; and the Governor is 
hereby authorized to issue to the Bank Bonds of the 
State of Tennessee for such amounts as provided for 
in said Act of Assembly, taking the - receipt of the 

Bank for the same. 

EDWIU A. KEEBLE, 

Slpeaker of the JEfouee of Repreeentativee. 

EDWARD S. CHEATHAM, 

Weaker of the Senate, 

Adopted, March 12, 1862. 



82 
2ifUMBER4. 

Joiat B«tolntlon to proTide for iha xmnoTftl of the Seat of GkyrerniiMiBt. 

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ten- 
nessecy That the Governor and heads of Executive 
Departments may, at any time daring the existence of 
the present war, by proclamation of the Governor, 
temporarily cliange the Seat of .Government, remove 
the papers and records in the Executive Departments; 
and the Governor, by proclamation, shall convene 
the Legislature, when he deems it necessary, at the 
place determined upon as the temparary Seat of 
Government for the State of Tennessee. 

EDWnr A. KEEBLE, 

l^eaker of the Jffauae of Bqnreientathu, 

EDWABD 8. CHEATHAM, 

S^Hoker of ih$ SmaU, 

Adopted, February 10, 1862. 



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NUMBEE 6. 

Joint Botplation to apdoint a Joiat Ooaiidttee to fettle irtth the MiUtarj and 

71nan<dal Board. 

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ten- 

nessee. That a joint Committee of two members of the 

House of Bepresentatiaes, and one member of the 

Senate be appointed to settle with the Military and 

Financial Board, their accounts of expenditures of the 

Military Fund raised under the provisions of the Act 

of Assembly passed on the 6th day of May, 1861, and 

that said Committee shall have power to examine ^^| 

witnesses, to send for persons and papers, and do all 

things necessary to enable them to discharge the duties 

herein imposed, and shall report at as early a day as 

practicable. 

EDWIN A. KEEBLE, 

Speaker of the Houee of R^e»«ntatiae9» 

EDWABD S. CHEATHAM, 

l^eaker of the Senats, 

Adopted, December 18, 1861. 



Secbbtary op State's Office, 1 
Memphis^ May 5, 1862. j 

I, J. E. R. Ray, Secretary of State, hereby certify that I have 

carefully collated the foregoing Acts and Resolutions with 

the originals on file in my office, and find Ihem correct copies 

thereof. 

J. E. R. RAY, 

Secretary of State 



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